Daily Archives: June 14, 2022

Movie Review: A Welsh whimsy about a crank and his robot — “Brian and Charles”

“Brian and Charles” is a “bloke builds a robot” comedy that’s so cute you want to pinch its inanimate cheeks until they’re red. A mockumentary that pays homage to British tinkering, Welsh eccentrics and the lesson Dad always taught you … Continue reading

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Movie Review: A “Jumanji” comedy for College Pals with issues — “Gatlopp”

Well here’s a pleasant surprise. “Gatlopp” might be a supernatural board game comedy plainly inspired by “Jumanji,” with the players trapped “in” this supernatural game until it finishes and they face up to their “issues.” But the script has flashes … Continue reading

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Classic Film Review: They should’ve known better than to try and Nic Cage a Classic — “The Wicker Man” (1973)

One of the definitions of a “classic” film is one that should never, ever be remade. Forget what Coppola said about movies being like operas, with new generations of artists taking their shot at interpreting classic texts. He’d be the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Luke Kleintank finds Jonathan Rhys Meyers is more than just “The Good Neighbor”

Jonathan Rhys Meyers in a “Single White Female” thriller set in Latvia? Yeah, I could buy that. The guy cultivates an “Oh, I’m capable of things” vibe, and that’s put to good use in “The Good Neighbor,” a Stephan Rick … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “Land of Dreams,” Matt Dillon, Isabella and William Moseley in a Satire of the Census

Census workers and closed borders, an America that frets over what these newcomers are dreaming of. Looks weird. I like weird.

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