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Daily Archives: March 23, 2022
A hit novel? This comes to the screen this July.
This looks topical, in that “Handmaid’s Tale” sort of way, men engineering a pushback against moment over grievances real or imagined. Looks seriously spooky, and May 20 we see just how spooky.
Of all the projects Netflix has given great directors the money to film — many of them Oscar-nominated, some of them even bringing master filmmakers like Jane Campion back to the mainstream — tossing money to Richard Linklater got them … Continue reading
Documentary Preview: “Lioness: The Nicola Adams Story” profiles the first woman to medal in Olympic boxing
This story of the Great Brit who boxed her way to glory — at the 2012 London games, no less — opens April 5.
A critic-friend I’ve sat on several film festival panels with over the years once explained to a questioner from the audience the difference between critics and filmgoers. Most movie fans only go to films that interest them, genres, franchises, etc. … Continue reading
“X” doesn’t reinvent one of the most popular, time-tested horror genres so much as breathe a little life into it. That “promiscuous young folks go slumming in rural America and get themselves slaughtered” plot feels seriously worn-out. But writer-director Ti … Continue reading
The action romp “The Lost City” is an inferior version of almost every single adventure comedy it steals from. But that’s the joke here, and it plays. Because there’s a lot of stealing going on in this multi-hand script, all-star … Continue reading