Daily Archives: August 25, 2021

Movie Preview: A woman breaks into New York’s Chinatown gang life — “Snakehead”

Shuya Chang stars in this violent, drugs-and-human-trafficking underworld thriller. It’s an Oct 29 release from Samuel Goldwyn and Roadside Attractions.

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Movie Review: Coming out Down Under, with supernatural help — “Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt)”

“Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt)” is so gossamer-light and cute that you don’t realize how good it is until it punches you, right in the heart. Monica Zanetti’s Aussie LGBTQ coming-of-age romance never lets us see her, or … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Melanie Lynskey must cope with Judy Greer as the Ghost “Lady of the Manor” in this farce

That’s some first-rate comedy casting right there. Throw in Justin Long, as the academic “nerd.” And because Justin Long and I guess his brother co-wrote and co-directed this. September 17, the catfight begins.

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Movie Review: DaCosta’s “Candyman” is a modern horror classic

The triumph of Nia DaCosta’s “Candyman” is the sense of occasion the director and her co-writer/producer Jordan Peele bring to this reboot. This is horror with grandeur, a movie that pays homage to history and feels so of-the-moment as to … Continue reading

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