Daily Archives: December 2, 2021

Movie Preview: Horror on a budget? “Monsters in the Closet” a Red Band trailer

Nastiness coming our way Jan.4. Beware.

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Movie Review: Verhoeven’s moving — and of course titillating — “Benedetta”

Gorgeous lesbians stripping down and working up a sweat, enterprisingly making their own sex toys because Amazon didn’t exist then, threats and scheming and intrigues. Let’s just say whoever told that cinematic sinner Paul Verhoeven to “Get thee to a … Continue reading

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Next Screening? Almodovar’s Mommy Issues continue, “Parallel Mother”

Love that Almodovar. Don’t you “Vote for Pedro?” https://youtu.be/cL6JDYkRa2g

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Netflixable? “Swingers” in Spain? “More the Merrier (Donde Caben Dos)”

A sophisticated Spanish comedy about “swingers” and “swinging,” wrestling with the emptiness of such pursuits, the dehumanizing nature of orgies among the anonymous and the coarsening of the culture that results from such pursuits? Nah. “More the Merrier (Donde Caben … Continue reading

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Can’t hear movie dialogue? It’s not just you.

The video director of the last newspaper I worked for was the first person who admitted to me he and his wife were watching evey movie they viewed at home with the subtitles on. That was probably a dozen years … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Spielberg or not, it’s still Sondheim and Bernstein’s “West Side Story”

Steven Spielberg opens his take on “West Side Story” on a construction site where New York’s famed West Side landmark, Lincoln Center, is under construction. It’s the mid-1950s, and he’s reminding us that the musical was capturing a moment in … Continue reading

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