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Daily Archives: September 16, 2021
This is something to see. A circus sideshow tale of “Man or beast?” starring Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchette, Rooney Mara, Willem Dafoe, Richard Jenkins…I It’s based on the William Lindsay Gresham novel that was the basis for a Tyrone Power/Joan … Continue reading
Excellent effects and production values and casting Krysten Ritter as a witch (Why knew?) pays off in “Nightbooks,” a Goosebumped take on Hansel & Gretel. It’s a kid-friendly horror tale — terror with training wheels on — about children lured … Continue reading
Movie Review: A West End drag-coming-of-age musical comes to the screen, “Everybody’s Talking about Jamie”
Another “coming out” tale, another dive into drag? Another relentlessly upbeat and empowering pop anthem-packed musical? Another hero who craves fame, the spotlight, who answers the call to perform only he can hear? “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” can seem dated … Continue reading
Agreeably shambolic, with a cast far funnier than the script suggests, “Lady of the Manor” is a ghostly comedy that comes apart more often than it comes together. It feels and plays as largely improvised, with the improv lines rarely … Continue reading
Movie Preview: A tale of Monarch butterflies, Mexico’s Day of the Dead, and a scientist named Mendel — “Sons of Monarchs”
This Sundance award winner gets a theatrical release Oct 15, and comes to HBO Max. Looks lovely
Leslie Odom Jr. and Cynthia Erivo are the couple separated by time, or reunited by it, in this mid October romantic fantasy.