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Daily Archives: April 12, 2022
Today’s “Around the World with Netflix” entre is a violent, leering farce about sex, sexual dysfunction, sexual abuse and revenge for such abuse in 1980s Indonesia. The title — “Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash” — may hint at … Continue reading
“We All Went to the World’s Fair” is a self-consciously moody horror film that’s more interesting as an essay on loneliness than as a source of frights. And even the “interesting” label has its limits. Writer-director Jane Schoenbrun created a … Continue reading
Brawny and bloody, mythic and mystic, “The Northman” is a revenge quest as Viking saga, an epic that wears that label lightly. Robert Eggers’ grim, gory and gorgeous tale lets us sentimentalize “the hero’s journey,” and then disembowels that sentiment … Continue reading
It’s about people trapped…in a cornfield. It’s like they’re maze runners who can’t figure out a way out, “Six characters in Search of a Twilight Zone Exit,” or Steven King has another even less original son than the one that … Continue reading