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Daily Archives: November 6, 2021
“Red Notice” doesn’t go to hell straight away. Oh no. The first act is “Thomas Crown Affair,” witty and caperish and fun. The second act is “National Treasure” warmed over — a treasure hunt with lots of Big Budget action … Continue reading
Chloe Zhao’s “Eternals” isn’t headed down the box office toilet, by any means. It did a brisk just-under-$10 million Thursday night — below the pandemic era peaks for Marvel movies — and was over $30 million by Friday night. But … Continue reading
“Lokillo,” aka “Lokillo en: Mi Otra Yo” is a Colombian comedy about a sexist TV chat show host forced to dress as a woman and hide out in prison after he crosses a Colombian drug lord. This “Around the World … Continue reading
This is pitched as a “continuous streaming event,” streaming Thanksgiving week. Looks alternative-lifestyle intriguing, I must say. Check it out.
“Tone” is the triumph of the Welsh thriller “The Feast.” Tone — in its lonely, remote setting, its chilly, unsettling characters and the deeply unpleasant things that transpire — is everything. The Welsh language (with subtitles) tale may take some … Continue reading
“Passing” is something of an understated tease. Actress Rebecca Hall, just seen in “The Night House,” makes her writing/directing debut a melodrama about race that hints that it might be about something more than fair-skinned Black women — one “passing” … Continue reading
“Hell Hath No Fury” is a WWII B-movie of the type Quentin Tarantino might have worshipped during his days as a video store clerk. It could have been Italian, filmed in the ’60s and made by people who didn’t care … Continue reading