Daily Archives: January 14, 2022

Movie Preview: Mel Gibson plays a “black out drunk” actor accused of murder in “Last Looks”

We all know who and what Mel Gibson is, has been and can be. There’s a reason he was “canceled” and shows up in C-movies and bit parts in Bs like this one. I take something more like a Jodie … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Pierce Brosnan is Louis XIV with Kaya Scodelario as “The King’s Daughter”

“The King’s Daughter,” a lush and lavish period piece based on the Nebula Award-inning novel “The Moon and the Sun,” is a film with its own history. You don’t have to have ever heard anything about the production to get … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Saints preserve us, it’s “Riverdance: The Animated Adventure”

There’s a fine line between blarney and balderdash. Actually, there isn’t. But I’m just trying to have a little pity for the folks who made “Riverdance: The Animated Adventure.” It’s an absurd, strained and seriously unfunny animated comedy that shows … Continue reading

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Classic Film Review: Joshua Logan’s “Fanny” (1961), pre-“French Connection” Marseilles at its most beautiful

What a curiosity this musical without music turned out to be. Joshua Logan’s romantic melodrama “Fanny” (1961) has the air of a “let’s do something like ‘Gigi’” about it, another star vehicle for Leslie Caron and Maurice Chevalier, more gorgeous … Continue reading

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