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Daily Archives: August 19, 2021
Maggie Q returns to “Nikita” territory with “The Protege,” playing a sexy and exotic assassin not unlike her best known TV role. It’s her latest lead, part of a run that included “Fantasy Island,” “Death of Me” and “The Argument,” … Continue reading
This one streams on Shudder Sept.9, at the start of the Halloween horror season.
Comically flat, emotionally thin but not-entirely-charmless, “Out of My League” is a distinctly Italian take on young love shadowed by terminal illness. Like more than one Italian film that I’ve taken in as we journey “around the world with Netflix,” … Continue reading
Cary Elwes as a New York Times book critic? Will he survive his encounter with the grizzled, grumpy and soused old coot Caine plays in this Sept. 17 comedy?
They gave Oscar winner Chloe Zhao (“Nomadland”) her biggest check, lined up Jolie and Hayek as “names” and pulled together an “X-Men: First Class” sized ensemble of young superheroes to be super-heroic. Gemma Chan, Brian Tyree Henry, Barry Keoghan, Kit … Continue reading
Movie Review: “Blade Runner?” “Westworld?” “Altered States?” Forgettable “Reminiscence” recalls its betters
Embrace the “Blade Runner” sci-fi noir look, the post apocalyptic gloom and the embittered voice-over of the jaded hero, and you can roll with the punches “Reminiscence” throws at you. For a while, anyway. “Nothing is more addictive than the … Continue reading