Daily Archives: May 11, 2022

Movie Review: A harrowing tale of trauma, crime and the pursuit of “justice” in Romania — “Miracle”

Bogdan George Apetri’s “Miracle” is a thriller of deceptive simplicity and paralyzing jolts. The director of “Unidentified” and “Outbound” mesmerizes us with a tale in two acts, each a sort of day-in-the-life of two different modern Romanians. The first act … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: FX master Phil Tippett’s “magnum opus,” the stop-motion nightmare — “Mad God”

This is a real eye-popper. Literally. June 17.

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Netflixable? Poland’s “The Getaway King (Najmro)” has style, wit and panache

Whatever Netflix’s other troubles at the moment, the fact that the might-have-peaked streamer gave Polish director Mateusz Rakowicz his first feature film credit, and that it’s “The Getaway King,” stands them in good stead in my book. A bracing, laugh-out-loud … Continue reading

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Next screening? “Downton Abbey: A New Era”

What’s the trailer tell us? “I’ve inherited a villa in the South of France.” “Someone’s making a movie…at DOWNTON?” When a sitcom produced either of those plot twists, we’d use the phrase “jumped the shark” back in days of yore. … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Ashley Benson and Shiloh Fernandez face off over “Private Property”

A beautiful woman alone in her expensive home, a husband always tied up with business, a handsome gardener who sure would like to “cool off” in her inviting pool. And by the way, he’s got this…partner. Sounds like a porn … Continue reading

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