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Daily Archives: February 24, 2022
A loud round of applause for Netflix for giving that master of dark French whimsy Jean-Pierre Jeunet, creator of “Delicatessen,” “Amelie” and “The City of Lost Children” money to make one of his twisted tales in his inimitable eye-candy style. … Continue reading
The people that brought us “The Wave” and “The Quake” annex another piece of disaster movie real-estate with “The Burning Sea,” a compact, tense and smart oil rig yarn that’s light on melodrama, heavy on facts and heartening in its … Continue reading
We know the minute we see the old man strike up a conversation with the young woman that she’s a ghost. Serene, silent and spectral, it doesn’t matter that he chats as if they’re old acquaintances. Something about him (Yannawoutthi … Continue reading
It isn’t his “Twilight” stardom or his piece of the Harry Potter universe that has me intrigued to see Robert Pattinson’s take on “Batman.” The director isn’t a lure either. We’ve had Burton and Nolan. Other filmmakers’ imprint on the … Continue reading
Movie Preview: An ancient spirit, a new missile threat to the Land of the Rising Sun — “The Cherry Bushido”
What do you make of this? VERY Japanese, really…out there. Who do you think the title is referring to as “The Cherry Bushido?” Surely not… Anyway, this is odd looking sword-and-sorcery and nationalism and North Korean missile provocations mashup. March … Continue reading
Movie Review: Will World War II and the Holocaust stop him from keeping his promise? “I’ll Find You”
The early scenes of Martha Coolidge’s Holocaust romance “I’ll Find You” cover over-familiar ground with a Polish classical music subtext. A flashback takes us back to the days our future lovers met, as rival tween prodigies in pre-war Lodz, Poland. … Continue reading