Daily Archives: January 3, 2022

Movie Review: A “Textbook” home invasion thriller — “See for Me”

If there’s a better recent piece of cinematic plot problem-solving than the compact thriller “See for Me,” I must’ve missed it. This tight, tense and oh-so-logical home invasion tale brings “Wait Until Dark” into the cell phone era, with suspense … Continue reading

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Netflixable? A militarized cartoon about the real “Seal Team”

The South African CGI animation house Triggerfish (“Zambezia”) makes its Netflix debut with “Seal Team,” an animated action comedy about seals taught to fight back against “ravenous seal-eating sharks” by a grizzled HMMF (Hydro-Marine-Military-Force) trained walrus We see seals not … Continue reading

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Robert Reich States the obvious — Watching and Understanding “It’s a Wonderful Life” Could Save American Democracy

You’d think we’d have all picked up on this by now. But maybe the annual showings, the “tradition” of watching Frank Capra’s masterful Jimmy Stewart/Donna Reed tear-jerker, has drained it of its meaning. We watch a sentimental black and white … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”

This echoes with the memory and spirit if not the voice of the late Chadwick Boseman, and teases around the edges of the Nov. 22 release — pomp, circumstance, gravitas, a new villain and a car. “Black Panther” was his … Continue reading

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