Daily Archives: April 18, 2022

Movie Preview: Peter Capaldi and Jack Lowden bring a Great War poet to his “Benediction”

Sigfried Sassoon, WWI “shellshock” survivor, closeted gay man, great poet. “Benediction” was scripted and directed by Terence Davies (“The House of Mirth,” “A Quiet Passion,””The Deep Blue Sea”). Coming soon.

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Netflixable? “Dasvi” awakens a politician’s conscience via a Bollywood-style musical

You’ve got to get yourself into a Bollywood headspace when settling in for “Dasvi,” an Abhishek Bachchan star vehicle about an ignorant Indian politician who goes to prison and sees the light — and gets his GED. Be prepared for … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Thor goes “Eat Pray Love?” Maybe not –“Thor: Love and Thunder”

Touchy feeling for an”Thor” trailer, but it pushes some buttons. Funny ones. That “Guardians” Pratt guy and Natalie Portman are on board. July.

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Movie Preview: Steph Curry walks into Jordan Peele’s “Nope”

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Movie Review: A Child Fights Grief via Magic — “Marvelous and the Black Hole”

“Marvelous and the Black Hole” is an endearing, sometimes amusing coming-of-age tale of teen angst, grief and prestidigitation. It was conjured up by first-time feature director Kate Tsang, a writer of children’s TV (“Adventure Time,” “Steven Universe”) who transfers some … Continue reading

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Next screening? “Tabija (The White Fortress)” from Bosnia Herzegovina

A “doomed first love” thriller from the tinder box of Europe? “Tabija” was this country’s Best International Feature Oscar entry and opens on Friday.

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Movie Review: Syrian Refugees bring “Peace by Chocolate” to Their Corner of Canada

“Peace by Chocolate” is a charming, almost achingly-sweet fish-out-of-water comedy about Syrian Civil War refugees adjusting to life in small town Canada. Considering the family business they try to establish — chocolate making– “sweet” is pretty much a given. We … Continue reading

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