Daily Archives: January 12, 2022

Netflixable? “How I Fell in Love with a Gangster” gives a Polish twist to the Mob Boss Saga

“How I Fell in Love with a Gangster” is a Polish “Blow,” “Mesrine” and “American Gangster,” all rolled into one — a mini-series or at least Scorsese-length picture about Poland’s “most renowned criminal of all time.” Nikodem “Nikoś” Skotarczak had … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Ukrainian teens hang onto childhood while staring down adulthood playing “Stop-Zemlia”

Ukrainian filmmaker Kateryna Gornostai reaches for docu-drama reality with her debut feature film, “Stop-Zemlia,” a peek inside the lives of high school teens facing final exams and “the future” with childish obliviousness and adult concern and uncertainty. The ground covered, … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: A thriller about making a porn film in Texas –“X”

Rural Texas, 1979, maybe not the best place and time to film your X-rated feature film. I mean, where would you get your dailies processed? Not a state known for tolerance and they have lots of chainsaws down there. March … Continue reading

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Next screening? A cop makes a mistake, “A Shot Through the Wall”

This one, opening Jan. 22, could be ripped from any given day’s headlines. Looks compelling.

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Netflixable? “The House,” a dark comedy of stop-motion animated horror in three acts

“The House” may be the most delightfully strange project Netflix has ever put its money behind. They’re calling this Nexus Studios stop-motion animated tale a darker-than-dark “comedy series,” but don’t you believe it. It’s a warped anthology, with three separate … Continue reading

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