Daily Archives: June 2, 2022

Movie Preview: Transitioning teen? “Anything’s Possible”

Gay icon Billy Porter made a PG-13 movie? Looks adorbs and inclusive. July 22.

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Netflixable? Young Filipinos learn “Love is Colorblind”

Domino learned to paint from his famous painter mother, and learned about love from his famous painter father. Love is “when you see colors you’ve never seen before” you’ll know, father Fidel counsels. Ino may have had that very experience … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Insurance Salesmen meet Serial Killer — “Keeping Company”

I recall seeing the trailer for “Keeping Company” and thinking, “Pushy, competitive insurance salesmen meet a serial killer? That could be funny.” And while there are some laughs, and one doesn’t get the sense that there were can’t-miss possibilities that … Continue reading

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Netflixable? A nun is tempted by the handsome young priest — “Ave Maryam”

The whole movie is in the headline in this carefully-observed but low-heat Indonesian melodrama from writer-director Robby Ertanto. “Ave Maryam” treats us to the quiet routine of a convent whose chief duties seems to be caring for elderly nuns. Sister … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: A Cannes favorite from Croatia — “Murina”

A canny eel diving teen gets in the middle of mind games between her strict dad and his rich friend. This scenic drama with thriller elements opens July 8.

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Today’s DVD donation? Person County NC library discovers “Caged Birds”

This Swiss drama is about a career criminal — upper class, the worst kind — and the prison/justice system reform activist who became his champion, is a real winner. And I hope the good folks of the sleepy, aging former … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Emma Thompson and her sexual bucket list dramedy –“Good Luck to You, Leo Grande”

Daryl McCormack plays the sex worker brought in for a bit of last gasp adventure, the *Leo Grande” in question? This one seems audience specific enough to warrant a streaming release, which it is getting via Searchlight and Hulu, where … Continue reading

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Documentary Preview: French couple obsess about volcanoes, “Fire of Love” gets them killed

A very interesting turn towards a sort of “true crime” found footage take on a tragedy.

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Classic Film Review: The Deadly Charms of “Our Man in Havana (1959)”

You tend to forget how dark “Our Man in Havana” is. Carol Reed’s film of Graham Greene’s “comic” spy novel is no “Ugly American,” to be sure, and was never quite as sadistic as the early James Bond movies it … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: An anti immigrant governor gets more than he bargained for — “American Carnage”

Jorge Lendeborg, Jenna Ortega and Bella Ortiz are among the stars in this action comedy, coming out July 15.

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