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Daily Archives: December 7, 2021
This Jan 21 release is based on a spy novel about a “document” the British PM reviled by history for “appeasement” needs to counter Adolf Hitler’s bluster and lies. There’s a too-skinny Hitler, and George Mackay (“1917”) also in the … Continue reading
There have been legions of compelling documentaries about the harrowing nature of the refugee experience, fleeing conflict and persecution from the world’s most dangerous places. One excellent real-people/real footage film that follows a family through all it takes to escape … Continue reading
The heist-picture/zombie apocalypse thriller “Army of the Dead” left me cold. But many others warmed to it, and now there’s a Netflix series in the offing based on it. Meanwhile, here’s the prequel that sealed that deal. “Army of Thieves” … Continue reading
Here’s a tasty peek into the overachieving, hyper-competitive and insular world of America’s affluent Indian diaspora. “India Sweets and Spices” is a sort of “Snobby Rich Indians” comedy about a liberated activist coed coming home to the world of gossipy, … Continue reading
“The Four of Us” is an icily clinical German dramedy about what happens when committed but unmarried couples swap partners for a month, with “no sex” as the only rule they agree to follow. When it throws them back together … Continue reading
This Brazilian drama played at the last Sundance pre pandemic and finally earns release Jan. 14. Looks good, but maybe a little late to the “lockdown” marketplace at this point.