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Monthly Archives: March 2022
The viewing event of the spring isn’t some streaming series on Hulu, Amazon, Disney or Netflix. It’s a an eye-popping motion picture event that demands to be seen in a cinema, preferably IMAX, to get the full overwhelming and immersive … Continue reading
Cute concept, and then they throw in a twist…a PUN on “Dual,” as in “duel to the DEATH.” This is the gonzo conceit that the director of “The Art of Self-Defense” came up with — sci-fi with a “we can’t … Continue reading
Documentaries are a great way of getting a quick summary of the history of this or that corner of the culture, subcultures we know little about. “Girls Can’t Surf” has that going for it, and if we’re not careful, we … Continue reading
Another prequel? Steve Carell doing the Young Gru voice? Look at this supporting cast — Michelle Yeoh, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Taraji P.. Henson, Lucy Lawless, Dolph Lundgren, Danny Trejo, RZA, Alan Arkin and…Julie Andrews. July 1.
For a horror movie, “Night’s End” comes up awfully short in frights. Even the manufactured quick-cut “jolts” couldn’t alarm a toddler, even if the SHRIEK accompanying them would wake anybody. For a film bathed in gloom, there’s little suspense or … Continue reading
“Well,” you say to yourself, “one reason we travel ‘Around the World with Netflix’ is to sample other cultures, see the world from a different culture’s point of view.” So you write off piffle like “All Hail (Granizo)” as an … Continue reading
I’ve interviewed, at various times, all three people directly involved in Sunday night’s debacle. That doesn’t mean I “know” them, but it did give me a take on what happened, and how and what its awful implications are. But Twitter … Continue reading
Movie Review: An ill-fated Italian romance that ends with a treasure hunt — “The Tale of the King Crab”
An intimate piece of romantic folklore with breathtaking geographical ambition, “The Tale of the King Crab” comes to theaters feeling familiar, but startling in what it shows us and where it takes us. Its first half is an immersive Italian … Continue reading
Film buffs will pick up on this as a sort of “Gloria” role, with Headey as the tough broad who softens when he sees the target is a little boy and his little dog. Sam Worthington plays the heavy, a … Continue reading
Well, I’m fresh out of new ways to say “derivative,” “recycled,” “cut-and-pasted” and for old schoolers, “photocopied” or “carbon copy” about a movie without an original thought or image in its makeup. Looking for suggestions, as “The Long Night” pretty … Continue reading