Daily Archives: February 5, 2022

Movie Preview: Bullock, Tatum, Radcliffe, and Aidy Bryant? “The Lost City”

Yes it’s “Romancing the Stone” meets “The Lost City of Z.” And yes it’s kind of mean to give Daniel Radcliffe the Danny DeVito role this time out. Bullock hasn’t done much physical comedy of late. But hey, if Lucille … Continue reading

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Today’s DVD to a library donation? “They Say Nothing Stays the Same”

A “slow cinema” Japanese period piece, this Roger DVDseed offering comes from FilmMovement and is now in the Brevard Co. Florida library system vis its Titusville branch. I remember liking it last year when I reviewed it. Hope the folks … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Indemnity,” a slow, ungainly “framed firefighter” thriller from South Africa

“Why are you telling me all this?” the hero wants to know when a villain downloads another large chunk of exposition and conspiracy in the South African thriller “Indemnity.” It’s a question I ask myself scores of times a year, … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Horny Teens in Spain glimpsed “Through My Window”

If you want to know what the kids have been watching this weekend, they’ve been reading subtitles, brushing up on their Spanish and…biology. “Through My Window (A través de mi ventana)” is a Spanish teens-on-the-make drama/not-rom-com built on a “Pretty … Continue reading

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BOX OFFICE: “Jackass” underwhelms, “Moonfall” is a bomb for the ages

How does a $150 million disaster movie (figures from Exhibitor Relations) look so cheap? You can see that in the TV ads, which is why RoRo Emmerich’s “Moonfall” did a piddling $700k Thursday night, with a $3.4 Friday that wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “No knock” searches, harassment and racial profiling…in France — “Soumaya

Inspired by a true story, “Soumaya” is a French drama that walks the tightrope between understanding a “crackdown” after a mass terrorist attack by Islamist fanatics, and resisting it on principle. It is built around a performance that mixes despair, … Continue reading

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