Daily Archives: November 24, 2021

Movie Preview: Another trailer from “Sing 2”

This one doesn’t go for laughs or pathos (“Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” was featured in a more moving earlier trailer). But Christmas Day, all the kids will still want to sing along with…Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: Married artists face their twilight, “So Late So Soon”

The end, when it comes, is never pretty. But can it be a thing of beauty? That’s an unspoken premise of “So Late So Soon,” a portrait of two kind of cute/kind of quarrelsome Chicago artists as they close in … Continue reading

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Series Review — “The Beatles: ‘Get Back'”

“Hobbit” filmmaker Peter Jackson invites his fellow “kids” into the candy store of Beatles archives for “The Beatles: Get Back,” a film compiled from the mountains of documentary footage shot as the band scrambled to make an album in London … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Vanessa vamps it up in “The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star”

Well, if nothing else, Vanessa Hudgens seems to be having a blast with these “Princess Switch” holiday movies for Netflix. As the original and sequels have rolled out, she’s been called on to not just play a Chicago baker who … Continue reading

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Movie Review: A Cannes darling, an Oscar maybe — Ryûsuke Hamaguchi’s “Drive My Car ( Doraibu mai kâ)”

Perhaps only Ryûsuke Hamaguchi could take a short story by one of Japan’s most acclaimed writers, Haruki Murakami, and get a three hour movie out of it. But no one who saw his “Happy Hour” would be shocked at the … Continue reading

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