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Daily Archives: October 29, 2021
Yes, “Last Darkness” almost came out in 2017. Or was it 2018, 2019 or 2020? And it used to be titled “Last Broken Darkness.” But let’s weigh in on it because I never tire of putting that broken record I … Continue reading
Netflixable? Indonesian sci-fi “A World Without” satirizes a restrictive, oppressed and sexist culture…its own
I’ve never visited Indonesia, but traveling “Around the World with Netflix” I’ve developed a picture of what life might be like in the conservative, Islamic Asian nation. It might not be an accurate portrait, but the Netflix films, chaste romances … Continue reading
Vintage footage, archival recordings and “dramatic recreations” aim to give us an intimate and revealing portrait of the Cinema’s First True Superstar. This gets a limited theatrical release and pops up on Showtime Dec. 11.
Movie Preview: Paul Verhoeven’s titillating, “blasphemous” and period-perfect account of the “miracle” of “Benedetta”
This looks dazzling. Virginie Efira has the title role, an Italian nun who sees Jesus in the 17th century, and sees love in the eyes of another woman. Dec. 3, we find out if it measures up.
“Stuck Together (Huit Rue de l’Humanite)” is a hit-and-miss French farce about a Paris apartment building’s efforts to cope with the COVID lockdown. Packed with characters and co-scripted by its co-stars, director and comedian Danny Boon and his life partner, … Continue reading