Daily Archives: June 18, 2022

Movie Review: A daughter comes home to care for her infirm father — “Moon, 66 Questions”

A college age daughter returns to Athens to care for her emotionally-distant, now-infirm father in “Moon, 66 Questions,” the latest teaming of writer-director Jacqueline Lentzou with her on-screen alter ego, Sofia Kokkali (“The End of Suffering”). It’s a self-consciously-filmed soft-spoken … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Horror from South Africa, “Good Madam”

Creepy and atmospheric and coming to Shudder July 14.

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Netflixable? South Africa’s version of “Crash” is titled “Collision”

I can name this movie in one scene. Hey, I’m a professional. I’ve been doing this for decades. You think I can’t spot a clumsy South African “Crash” knockoff in thirty seconds or less? “Collision” is the title of this … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Amnesia can give you a new life? Apples”

It opens with the sounds of thumping and a camera tracking through a gloomy, cluttered apartment. Our protagonist is slowly, rhythmically beating his head against a load-bearing pillar. A radio suggests a new therapy for the viral, planet-wide outbreak of … Continue reading

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BOX OFFICE: “Lightyear” and “Jurassic” are neck and neck

It’s starting to look as if Pixar and Disney should leave “Toy Story” alone. They’ve ridden that mule to death. A decent but underwhelming Thursday night of $5.2 million, and a $20 million Friday (including Thursday) point to a big … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: The brass it takes to imagine you can make a Western on no cash — “Above Snakes”

At a couple of points in this indie trailer one wonders if the filmmakers have seen a Western, much less carefully taken note of their tropes, dialogue, etc.

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