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Monthly Archives: February 2022
“UFO” is a cheerfully cheesy, sometimes sappy and always formulaic teen romance from the “bad boys on bikes” school. It’s a Turkish drama that immerses us in the two-wheeled stunts and scofflaws culture of an unnamed Turkish city (Adana), brings … Continue reading
A signature chase in “The Batman” involves the new Caped Crusader and his new hooniganed Batmobile — a Camaro/Mustang mashup — chasing Oswald Cobblepot through the anarchic, gloomy and rain-soaked streets of Gotham City. As you would expect, that chase … Continue reading
Ladies and gentlemen, your American tax dollars at work! And you were afraid every GOP tax cut for the rich was just wasted. Frank DePew, a 60something motorsports enthusiast who made his money off the heavily-subsidized solar farm (for utilities, … Continue reading
Zellweger and Judy Greer and Josh Duhamel in a DuFro star in this darkly comic NBC miniseries based on a true crime podcast. March 8. This looks promising enough to actually make me watch something on (shudder) network broadcast TV.
Movie Review: The drama in real life is “My Best Part (Garçon chiffon)” for this sad, jealous French actor
It’s a stereotype, of course — this idea promoted by decades of plays, movies and TV shows that every gay man is acting out his own “Torch Song Trilogy,” suffering (rarely) in silence or with the grand dramatic gestures of … Continue reading
Film Movement+ is streaming a retrospective of the deadpan Dutch satirist Alex van Warmerdam beginning in March. So if you were intrigued by any film of his you might have stumbled into in North America — 2013’s “Borgman” was the … Continue reading
The French film about Charlotte Gainsbourg’s mother, Jane Birkin, comes out March 18.
Oy, Ryan Andrew Hooper and Matt Redd. We’re on to you, lads. The director and writer of “Tollbooth” have conjured up a modern day Welsh Western in the style of “The Guard,” with the whole enterprise basically an homage to … Continue reading
Netflixable? Korean thriller “A Hard Day” becomes an inferior French photocopy — “Restless (Sans epit)”
It’s a crying shame Netflix doesn’t have the 2014 Korean thriller “A Hard Day” loaded up and ready for a compare-and-contrast take on “Restless,” the new French film based on it. From the looks of “Restless,” that’s entirely by design. … Continue reading
The director of “Crank” did this? Reduced to working with the “canceled” Mel (not really), with Mel reduced to second billing, after Cole Hauser? Some of Mel’s “fallen star in the movie wilderness” genre pictures haven’t been bad. This. Looks. … Continue reading