Daily Archives: January 7, 2022

Movie Preview: The horrors of being “Alone With You”

A no-name cast, emptied-out settings, a sort of unstuck in time plot. This one comes our way Feb. 11.

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Movie Preview: A lot of stars swirl down the drain of “American Night”

Today’s tale of good actors making horrible choices is “American Night,” an Italian-made American mob war/art swindling debacle that lured Jonathan Rhys Myers, Paz Vega, Emile Hirsch, Jeremy Piven and Michael Madsen with the promise of a working vacation in … Continue reading

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Sidney Poitier: 1927-2022

Sidney Poitier, an Oscar winning icon of the cinema whose every early screen appearance was a dignified, fiery and eloquent appeal for equal rights and civil rights, and whose later years saw him as an elder statesman, an eminence grise … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Mother and child face “the Beast (El páramo)” in “The Wasteland” of 19th century Spain

“The Wasteland” or “The Beast (El páramo)” as it was originally-titled, is a Spanish period piece that inverts that classic horror trope of a mother doing anything to save her child from “evil.” In a remote corner of 19th century … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Horror on a ski trip, “Old Strangers”

Sort of a creature feature of the “Don’t TOUCH that” school. “Old Strangers” releases Jan. 11.

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