Daily Archives: August 6, 2021

Movie Review: Recruit gets a dose of the “Dutch Vietnam” in “The East”

An American watching the Dutch war parable “The East” can’t help but see it through a Vietnam War lens. This film is about European soldiers fighting a phantom enemy and battling for “hearts and minds” in Indonesia, not Southeast Asia. … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: What’s scarier than “Coming Home In The Dark”

A family vacation goes wrong thanks to two “drifters” in this September thriller.

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Movie Review: Home Invaders sort of show “A Savage Nature”

“A Savage Nature” sets some sort of new slow-poke standard for thrillers, a lurching stiff with no pulse to speak of. “Inspired by” a true home invasion a title tells us was in Virginia in August of 2007 (I can’t … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Do NOT miss Lin-Manuel Miranda as “Vivo”

Pardon me while I spend a few paragraphs gushing about “Vivo,” which for my money is Lin-Manuel Miranda’s best musical outing of the summer. Miranda, aka “He can do no wrong,” makes the first-ever Sony Animation musical a bubbly, tuneful, … Continue reading

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