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Monthly Archives: May 2022
Pierce Brosnan heads the supporting cast in this comic book adaptation, part of the DC Shazam thread of comic book storylines. Oct. 21.
Digital aerial combat has come a long ways since “Red Tails” and “Flyboys,” judging by the trailer of this October release. “Midway” raised the CGI bar. Those are F4U Corsairs, WWII vintage fighter-bombers, flying missions in the Korean War of … Continue reading
I had to look up this Dutch translation after taking in the tense, suspenseful World War II drama “Riphagen,” retitled “Riphagen: The Untouchable” for its Netflix release. “Nagelbijter” is the only Dutch word for it — “nail biter.” It’s a … Continue reading
Movie Review: Trejo and Chinlund, a heist and an Afghan Monster fought for laughs — “The Prey: Legend of Karnoctus”
Glib, aged mercenaries face off with an Army patrol trapped with them in an Afghan tunnel in “The Prey: Legend of Karnoctus,” a C-movie that wants to embrace the campy cheese, but never gets closer than arm’s length. Starring cigar-chomping … Continue reading
A dystopian, political, topical and fantastical musical from Africa, “Neptune Frost” is as unusual a film as you’ll see this year. This Rwandan musical is cryptic and meandering, and easier to decipher than it is to follow. But like an … Continue reading
The old joke that “Assault rifles are for gangsters, and rednecks too lazy to learn to shoot” comes to mind when sitting through the mayhem of “White Elephant,” a cop-hunted-by-hitmen thriller starring a lot of old-in-the-tooth action stars. This unfortunately-timed … Continue reading
An iconic tune’s tortured journey to fame, a songwriter’s ticket to immortality.
As dying-man’s-last-road trip dramas go, “Hole in the Wall (Gat in Die Muur)” has more “hole” than “wall.” Dull, uninvolving and downright off-putting in the story it tells and the way that it tells it, “Wall” doesn’t make sense until … Continue reading
By “Bridgerton” I mean the color blind casting that compensates for history and literature’s erasure of people of color from the Napoleonic Era and Britain on the cusp of the 18th century. The Shonda Rhimes sex and plenty of it … Continue reading