Daily Archives: August 31, 2021

Movie Review: Keith David’s an old man in need of a “Good” caregiver

Beware the writer/director/star filmmaker who imagines his character as irresistible catnip to the ladies. Call it the “Edward Burns Delusion,” because it’s a good rule of thumb, and a cautionary one worth taking into account if you’re writing yourself into … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: A Japanese couple grapple with WWII barbarism — “Wife of a Spy”

Manchurian atrocities in 1940, intrigues, a moral dilemma in a fascist state. Kino Lorber has this film fest darling coming out on Sept.17.

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Netflixable? D.C. Artist and Law Student find out if it’s “Really Love”

“Really Love” invites you to tumble into its sophisticated milieu, the Washington, D.C. of African American art and artists, aspirational affluence and a romance that crosses classes. The tony galleries, early career ambitions, beautiful people doing beautiful things set to … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Widowed shrink discovers “The Madness Inside Me” after her husband’s murder

“The Madness Inside Me” is a lukewarm-at-best psychological thriller about a widowed crime victim who engages in sexually charged games with the man who killed her husband. The added twist? Madison (Merrin Dungey) is a forensic psychologist. She knows the … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “Through a Glass Darkly”

A thriller with disappearances at it’s heart and a “Three Billboards”like heroine. Robyn Lively stars in this festival award winner on its way to a theater)streamer near you.

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Movie Preview: Cumberbatch experiences “The Power of the Dog”

A rancher, his brother and the brother’s wife are the heart of this drama. Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Keith Carradine and Thomasin McKenzie also star in this Jane Champion film for Netflix film, slated for a December awards … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: Traveling the slippery slope that uncovered “The Lost Leonardo”

You might remember the end of this story. A murderous Saudi sheik buys a mysterious “lost” painting by Leonardo da Vinci for a king’s ransom and tries to get it wholly legitimized by loaning it to the Louvre Museum to … Continue reading

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