Daily Archives: March 7, 2022

Movie Review: Bulgarian widow learns how much her neighbors “Fear” immigrants when she takes one in

There’s a “China Syndrome” coincidence greeting the arrival of “Fear” in North American cinemas this weekend. All those news reports about an outpouring of support for refugees fleeing Ukraine for points West have come with one seriously ugly sidebar. African … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Noomi Rapace knows “You Won’t Be Alone” when you consort with Witches

This promises to be an eye popper. April 1, Focus Features remind us that Noomi doesn’t mess around.

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Movie Review: Kiersey, Alexandra and V. Hudgens star in Estrogen-singed vengeance tale — “Asking for It”

Avenging women punish sexist, abusive incels, frat-bros and “Men’s Movement” misogynists in “Asking for It,” a clunky piece of motion picture empowerment written and directed by a dude. Bit-player/production assistant Eamon O’Rourke looked at the gender/culture wars landscape and decided … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Pixar takes on Puberty with the growing-up-Panda farce, “Turning Red”

Here’s your “buy in” moment for “Turning Red,” Pixar’s latest animated attempt to break the mold about what cartoons for kids can be about. Thirteen year-old over-achiever Meilin has been acting weird. She seems distracted at school. She’s peer-pressured beyond … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Richard Linklater’s animated period piece — “Apollo 10 1/2

Recognize any voices in this rotoscope animated film from the director of “Waking Life?” Maybe Jack Black? Zachary Levi? Yeah, it comes to Netflix April 1. Go figure.

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Movie Preview: Mismatched couples face a home invasion, but Who are the “Barbarians?”

Well, this looks sadistic, primal and dare one say it, “fun?” Catalina Sandina Moreno, Iwan Rheon, Tom Cullen, Inès Spiridonov and Will Kemp star in this Charles Dorfman, the producer of “Honest Thief” and “The Lost Daughter,” now trying his … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Dutch Moroccan, single and over 30? Poor “Meskina”

Here’s a little “Around the World with Netflix” bauble that takes a dip into the lives of Crazy Rich Moroccans in the Netherlands. Its novelty is that setting, and the way it willfully upends cultural mores and expectations. Yes, it’s … Continue reading

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