Daily Archives: January 6, 2022

Movie Review: For a dementia patient, a day of lucidity when she’s “June Again”

One of those performances you just lose yourself in carries off “June Again,” a sweet and sentimental portrait of dementia, and the “paradoxical lucidity” that gives some sufferers a short respite from the memories, manners, skills and knowledge that disease … Continue reading

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Peter Bogdanovich, “Paper Moon,” “Mask,” “Last Picture Show” and “The Cat’s Meow” director dies — 1939-2022

Critic and essayist turned documentary and then feature filmmaker, a director of “The Last Picture Show” and “Paper Moon,” specializing in nostalgia and homages to the past, a star director who wrecked his career in all sorts of personal, stupid … Continue reading

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Movie Review: A great cast and clever conceit are wasted in “The 355”

On paper, “The 355” looked a lot better than it turned out. A glossy, fast-moving and violent B-movie, an espionage thriller built around five acclaimed actresses — two of them Oscar winners, another a two-time nominee — this could have … Continue reading

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Documentary Preview: “We Need to talk About Cosby”

Jan 30, we find found out if this is as damning a reckoning as it seems. On Showtime. Four episodes.

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Movie Preview: Revenge is a dish best served by Liam Neeson, by “Blacklight”

A Feb. 11 thriller of the Liam as a lethal Fed/grandpa who crosses the wrong Deep Staters. Aidan Quinn is the biggest name among his co stars. Never heard of this distributor so good luck finding it when it comes … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Cusack and Hirsch play a father and son mixed up in a deadly “Pursuit”

A hacker’s wife is taken, his government assassin dad may know something about it. Emile Hirsch and John Cusack star in this Feb. 18 C-movie, with Cusack eschewing his trademark black baseball cap. For once.

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