Daily Archives: June 21, 2022

That Ethan Hawke is ageless…

I mean, considering all the movies he’s smoked in, you’d think he’d look like that Gibson fella. Or, you know, a well used catcher’s mitt.

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Movie Review: “Fair dinkum,” Tarantino-approved, the Aussie Exploitation Thriller “Fair Game”

Quentin Tarantino has mentioned the down-and-dirty Outback thriller “Fair Game” as one of his inspirations for his “Grindhouse” segment, “Death Proof.” With cinemas starved for content, why not pull this woman-hunted-by-bogans (Aussie for “redneck goons”) out of cold storage for … Continue reading

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Next screening? Ethan Hawke’s a child abducting monster who doesn’t want you answering “The Black Phone”

The director of “Sinister” and the first “Doctor Strange” movie is behind the camera for this. Looks a bit like “It” and a lot of “Call from the Other Side” thrillers. Opens Friday.

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Movie Review: A Ukrainian gymnast is tested in competition, and by events back home — “Olga”

A young gymnast focused on getting to the Olympics faces the serious and deadly-personal distractions of unrest in her native Ukraine in “Olga,” an intimate and moving drama starring real-life Ukrainian gymnast Anastasiia Budiashkina. The first feature film from Swiss … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Zoey Deutch is comically unlikable in “Not Okay”

C’mon. Who doesn’t love Zoey Deutch? Dylan O’Brian co stars. Searchlight made this edgy comedy, about an influencer who bends the truth to become “a victim.” It comes to Hulu July 29.

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Movie Review: “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On” comes to the big screen

“Marcel the Shell with Shoes On” is a charming little stop-motion animated project built on an Internet/Youtube sensation from long ago. Well, pre-Pandemic anyway. Dreamed up by Jenny Slate, then freshly-dropped from “Saturday Night Live” for dropping a live f-bomb, … Continue reading

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