Daily Archives: May 10, 2022

Movie Preview: Punk rock love and violence and…food? “Dining in America”

This Sundance entry has a serious fizz about it. This Red Bandish trailer has three or four good giggles in it. Dining in America ” comes our way May 27.

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Movie Preview: A Zoom thriller starring Anthony Hopkins? “Zero Contact”

A doomsday conspiracy thriller with Hopkins directing his “team” to save the day, from beyond the grave? Not a big name in the supporting cast. But just the sort of movie you can make in a pandemic. Self quarantined. Could … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Ricci plays a Mother protecting her boy from something “Monstrous”

A somewhat frazzled turn by Christina Ricci and the ambition to try a big third act plot twist are the chief recommendations of “Monstrous,” a 1950s horror tale about a mother trying to save her son from something not wholly … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: Can Bruce “Mau” save the world by design?

“Mau” is a documentary about the Canadian thinker, futurist and designer Bruce Mau, a man who wants to make the world realize “your life is a designed life.” And if the design of that life, this profession, that cultural practice … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Revenge thriller “Thar” tries to revive the Old West in Modern India

The thriller “Thar” is a reminder that Sergio Leone’s Westerns can be adapted to any setting, and that nepotism isn’t just a Hollywood thing. “Thar” is a plodding desert borderland tale of drugs, murder and revenge, decorated with gunplay, gruesome … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: An African dystopian sci fi musical — “Neptune Frost”

Kino Lorber picked this film festival darling up for June 3 release. Striking and unlike anything else “out there?” Oh yes.

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