Daily Archives: April 8, 2022

Movie Review: Belgian siblings discover Primary School Hell on the “Playground (Un Monde)”

A nightmare of childhood comes to vivid fly-on-a-wall life in “Playground,” a candid and wrenching account of childhood bullying from writer-director Laura Wandel. In 72 hellish, sometimes heartbreaking minutes, this Belgian film — shortlisted for Best International Feature at the … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “Collecting Sound,” Podcasting and waiting tables in LA — “Poser”

“Lives of quiet desperation” have become cosplayers, podcasters and legends in their own minds. “Poser” looks provocative and sexy and dreamy and Oscilloscope Labs has it. So that means “June 3, this one is what I’m gonna see.

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Netflixable? Misfits aim to become “Metal Lords” of their high school

If you want to know what the cool kids are watching this weekend… Well, white suburbanite teens with a taste for heavy metal, if nobody else, should go all “School of Rock” over this seriously transgressive high school comedy called … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Spy games bring out “All the Old Knives”

https://wp.me/p30FOE-khThe gold standard for spy thrillers isn’t Sir Ian’s Fantastical Mr. Bond, James Bond. That label belongs to the gritty, patient and “real world/real consequences” human-assets spycraft as depicted in the novels of John LeCarre of “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” … Continue reading

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