Daily Archives: September 10, 2021

Netflixable? A campout turns its German bachelors into “Prey”

Even allowing for the minimalism of its formula, the German “hunted in the woods” thriller “Prey” offers slim pickings for those who enjoy watching and reasoning one’s way out of the pre-ordained predicament it puts its victims and the viewer … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Brotherly Bonding turns raw and complicated — “Small Engine Repair”

There’s one thing you can say for a melodrama that gives you whiplash. It must be quite a ride. Actor (“This is Us”) turned writer-director John Pollono brings his off-Broadway slow boil of a thriller “Small Engine Repair” to the … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: A Maltese fisherman faces his future in the neorealist “Luzzu”

Watch a film from another culture, live in that world and learn about it for two hours. “Luzzu,” the title is what they call their traditional colorful fishing boats in that corner of the Mediterranean, opens Oct 15.

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Netflixable? Kiss me? No. KILL me “Kate”

“Kate” is the most laughably predictable thriller since the silent film era. We know where it’s going the instant it starts. We know what the hack screenwriter used for his mashup — “D.O.A./Crank” meets “The Professional.” We know the rancid … Continue reading

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