Daily Archives: January 11, 2022

Next screening? Netflix’s daring and darkly funny stop-motion animated “The House”

This is kind of Roald Dahl dark, only not for kids. Three eras of Brit-folks involved in/trapped in “The House,” animated in felt and wool, cotton and paper and whatnot, stop-motion. Helena Bonham Carter, Matthew Goode, Miranda Richardson and Marcos … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Undecided and on a deadline, “I’m Not In Love”

“I’m Not in Love” is a forlorn, lovelorn and woebegone romantic comedy has little interest in going for laughs, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Here, there’s just not enough heart or story to make up the shortfall that the … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: One last pitch for “Jackass Forever”

Get all teary-eyed, if you must. And not out of sympathy for the gratuitous crotch shots, either. Feb. 4.

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Netflixable? A down-and-dirty French farce with “Mommy Issues” — “Dear Mother”

Dark, twisted and a tad bizarre, the film adaptation of the French farce “Dear Mother” goes places no Hollywood production would dare. Any movie whose entire later acts concern the efforts of her self-absorbed son, his wife and his veterinarian … Continue reading

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Classic Film Review: Long before “Minari,” Lee Isaac Chung went to Rwanda for “Munyurangabo” (2007)

You can see some of the themes and interests of future Oscar-nominated writer-director (“Minari”) Lee Isaac Chung in his debut feature, a quiet immersion in the open wound that is post-genocide Rwanda. A film festival darling of 2007, “Munyurangabo” takes … Continue reading

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