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Daily Archives: December 8, 2021
With “The Hand of God,” the great Neopolitan filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino turns his back — briefly — on the colorful tales of official corruption in his native land that made “Il Divo” and “Loro” so fascinating that they made his … Continue reading
Lance Henriksen, Baron of B-movies and Tsar of the Cs, lends a little in-on-the-joke twinkle to “Alpha Rift,” a silly and unexceptional sword-and-sorcery tale that doesn’t skimp on the cheese. Henricksen presides over this “heir to the bloodline” warrior against … Continue reading
Movie Review: “Wild About Harry,” formerly “American Primitive,” a re-issued “Dad’s coming out” period piece
I wasn’t going to review this damned movie. It was pitched as “streaming” and “coming out” this week, but it turns out it dates from 2009 and some distributor decided it’d try to wring some more cash out of it … Continue reading
Netflixable? A tetchy mother takes stock of her life in “The Lost Daughter,” one of the year’s best films
It takes a while for someone to ask the vacationing literary professor Leda the obvious question. “Are you angry? You seem angry.” Leda may be on a long vacation on a seemingly idyllic Italian isle. But she always seems on … Continue reading