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Daily Archives: November 3, 2021
Maybe. I’ve reviewed five films on the day before Veteran’s Day. So far (“Eternals” i finally get around to watching tonight.). Another five tomorrow? Maybe not. But “Nevsky” and “October?” You bet I’m getting to those.
Jim Cummings isn’t subtle in “The Beta Test.” He mugs, he twitches. His expressions are broad. His banter hurtles, almost out of his mouth’s control. He hits his punchlines a little too hard. But damn, he’s funny in it. As … Continue reading
“Marionette” is a perfectly-gloomy but overly-subdued Scottish thriller pretty much wholly undone by a contorted “twist” that derails its third act. Dutch director Elbert van Strien, remaking and expanding on a short film he made, rounded up a decent cast … Continue reading
A wonderfully lived-in but melancholy lead performance is the best reason to check out “Curtis,” a simple yet affecting portrait of mental illness starring the Bayou dad of “Beasts of the Southern Wild.” Dwight Henry has the title role, a … Continue reading
A warning appears on the screen before “A Mouthful of Air” begins, suggesting it might be “upsetting for for people with depression and anxiety.” And it’s not uncalled for. There’s a disquiet to the film and Amanda Seyfried‘s unsettling performance … Continue reading
Movie Review: Will Smith grates, ingratiates and shines as “King Richard,” who Raised the Queens of Tennis
If this isn’t the way it was, it’s certainly the way it should have been. “King Richard,” the story of the working class Black man who raised and “created” the greatest players in the history of women’s tennis — Serena … Continue reading