Daily Archives: October 14, 2021

Movie Review: A Rose-colored Look at What Made “De Gaulle” the Voice of France

Lambert Wilson, a veteran French character actor with “Sahara” and “The Matrix” franchise credits, looks and sounds enough like the World War II leader and later French president Charles de Gaulle that no strain shows as he acts out the … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news | Leave a comment

Movie Review: A News Editor finds evidence of a Big Conspiracy in the “Dashcam” footage

Actor-turned-director Christian Nilsson had a great idea when he set out to do an homage to Brian DePalma’s classic political thriller “Blow Out,” itself a riff on Michelangelo Antonioni’s “Blow Up,” also a classic. The hook — that something deadly … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news | Leave a comment

Next Screening? Animated “Ron’s Gone Wrong”

A lad’s new walking talking digital assistant has a few glitches in this cartoon, animated by start up Locksmith Animation Zach Galafianakis, Olivia Colman and Ed Helms are among the voices we hear in this 20th Century Studios release, which … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news | Leave a comment

Movie Review: Latvian Lad experiences the horrors of WWI and the Russian Revolution as “The Rifleman (Blizzard of Souls”

The slaughter of World War I is seen from the Eastern Front point of view in “The Rifleman,” a Latvian saga about that conflict and the Russian Civil War and Latvian fight for independence that followed. Documentary filmmaker Dzintars Dreibergs … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news | Leave a comment

Movie Preview: Ethan Hawke vs terrorists in Abel Ferrara’s “Zeroes and Ones”

Hawke plays brother roles in this Nov. 19 thriller set in Rome as it faces a terrorist bombing. Ferrara hasn’t decamped from Italy, but he’s not working with his muse, Willem Dafoe, and he’s not making another indulgent navel gazing … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news | Leave a comment

Netflixable? Cop digs into gay murders in 1980s Poland, and a cover-up — “Operation Hyacinth”

The Polish thriller “Operation Hyacinth” (“Hiacynt”) is based on an infamous piece of Communist history, Poland’s systemic police harassment, arrest, documentation and blackmail of the country’s homosexual population in the mid-1980s. If it was meant to create a database of … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news | Leave a comment