Daily Archives: May 13, 2022

Documentary Review: A Classic from a more Graceful Era in Tennis returns — “The French” (1982)

In the years since William Klein’s intimate “all access” tennis documentary “The French” came out, it’s been somewhat displaced as the definitive statement on that glorious era in tennis — the late’70s through the mid-’80s. “John McEnroe: In the Realm … Continue reading

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Movie Review: An Offer you MUST refuse — “The Godfather Buck”

If I hadn’t looked the director’s filmography, with titles like “Amityville Uprising” and the biker-chick thriller “Nation’s Fire,” I’d have leapt to some pretty seriously misguided conclusions about “The Godfather Buck,” a rich brothers hunting and bonding and sharing drama … Continue reading

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Animated Movie Preview: Apple TV+’s “Luck” gives us a Black Cat with Simon Pegg’s Scots accent

Of course the cat, Bob the Scot, is voiced by Simon Pegg. Jane Fonda, Lil Rel, Whoopi and Pixar good luck charm John Ratzenberger also do voices. The Skydance animation isn’t dazzling, but it’s good enough for a TV-only feature … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “Resurrection,” fresh horror from Rebecca Hall

The serious and seriously posh actress is finding her career second wind in thrillers like “Resurrection,” which comes our way Aug. 5, thanks to IFC. A paranoid mother will do anything to “protect myself and my daughter from harm.”

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Netflixable? “Honey, Let’s Tie the Knot (Nos Casamos? Si mi amor)” follows Peru’s “Si, mi Amor” couple to the altar

That quarrelsome, secrets-keeping couple from Cuzco are still saying “Si, mi amor (Yes, my love)” in “Let’s Tie the Knot, Honey (¿Nos casamos? Sí, mi amor),” an antic if not-quite-silly-enough sequel to their earlier Peruvian rom-com. Co-star Yiddá Eslava takes … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The new “Firestarter” ignites, but soon fizzles out

Look at that face. Does it terrify you, fill you with dread at what a short-tempered child with telekinetic powers might do to you, the room you’re in or the trees outside? That’s one drawback to the new “Firestarter,” Blumhouse/Universal’s … Continue reading

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