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Monthly Archives: November 2021
Joaquin Phoenix and “endearing” don’t often make it into the same sentence. But watch his soft-spoken, laid-back turn in “C’mon, C’mon,” a movie about a midlife discovery of just how hard parenting is. “Endearing” is the only word that fits. … Continue reading
I have a faint recollection of seeing the Korean thriller “Hide and Seek” several years back. The plot twist is familiar when it turns up again in actor-turned-director Joel David Moore’s remake. But even with all that information, even re-watching … Continue reading
This February 25 thriller has the “Bridge of Spies” and “Dunkirk” star playing a tailor with a very important mob commission on this one particular night. Zoey Deutsch and Dylan O’Brien and Johnny Flynn are in the supporting cast.
“The Summit of the Gods” stands alone when it comes to animated films about mountain climbing. So it has that going for it. It’s a tale that hangs on two mysteries — that of a recovered camera that might have … Continue reading
A March 17 you-know-what-day tale of Irish goblins getting after the new folks in town, who happen to be Londoners played by Hannah John-Kamen and Douglas Booth.
A 50 year-old man loses his job and finds his home, family and very life are subject to “Repossession” in this new thriller from Singapore. That plot summary has a lot more potential to it than the choppy, hard to … Continue reading
He’s stoic, a humorless loner. Unless he’s replaying his favorite TV commercials starring the infantile comic “Jackal.” Those move him to hysterics. He’s tougher than tough, with the scars to show for it. But he freaks out like a little … Continue reading
A Cape Cod rom com starring Tate Donovan, Danielle Savre, Josh Peck, Susan Anspach, James B. Sikking. Donovan pretends to be a Brit and Dash pretends she never worked for and supported a traitor. Dec. 17.
Classic Film Review: Racist and inclusive, a comedy about radium poisoning — “Nothing Sacred” (1937)
I distinctly remember cringing a bit and scrunching down in my seat during the opening scenes of “Nothing Sacred” the first time I saw it, in a university film society. The William Wellman/Ben Hecht classic opens with some tomfoolery about … Continue reading