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Daily Archives: March 15, 2022
“The Hater” is a light political satire struggling to escape from a somewhat cumbersome big screen comedy, a classic 85 minute movie not-quite-smothered inside a 108 minute one. It has too many characters to do justice to, even at that … Continue reading
As subtle as a cudgel, and almost as artful, “Unsilenced” is a Chinese polemic against Chinese one-party-state suppression of the Falun Gong religious and spiritual exercise movement. Sorry if I’m not characterizing this “religion” as accurately as I might, or … Continue reading
Movie Preview: Antonio and Salma return to the roles they were BORN to play — “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish”
I crack up every time Antonio Banderas lays on the jamon-laced purr in this role. Great voice casting, hilarious movies. “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,” comes to a cinema near your Sept. 23.
His gestures are economical and spare. Oscar winner Mark Rylance has his own particular interpretation of “underplaying,” turning a role into a life being lived in the moment on the screen. His melodious line readings, taking care with every syllable, … Continue reading