Daily Archives: June 22, 2022

Movie Preview: “Code Name Banshee” pairs up Antonio Banderas, Jaime King

An exiled CIA agent can only trust…her. July 1.

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Movie Preview: An all female video game team aims to be “1Up” — Paris Berelc, Hari Nef, Ruby Rose

A July 15 release from Lionsgate on Amazon.

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Documentary Preview: Who is this nut who thinks he’s “The King of North Sudan?”

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Documentary Review: “This is GWAR” celebrates Horror/Metal Iconoclasts, Beavis and Butthead’s Favorite Band

GWAR has had one of the longest, strangest trips around the fringes of punk and heavy metal music notoriety of any cult band. Movie and video game appearances, a Grammy nomination, embraced by Beavis and Butthead even though MTV wanted … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Juliette Binoche becomes unmoored at just the sight of a former lover — “Both Sides of the Blade”

This Claire Denis menage a trois thriller has sex and betrayal and lots of other stuff our filmmaker is famous for. Denis gave us “I Can’t Sleep,” “White Material,” and “Beau Travail.” “Both Sides of the Blade” was titled “Fire” … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Would Jane Austen approve of “Mr. Malcolm’s List?”

“Mr. Malcolm’s List” is a droll 19th century romantic comedy of manners that aims to bridge the considerable chasm that separates Jane Austen from Shonda Rhimes’ sexed-up TV period piece “Bridgerton.” It’s just as dressy and genteel as Austen, with … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Black Phone” rings up a horror homage to King, “Twilight Zone” and ’70s Childhood

A few words of praise for an under-appreciated corner of the cinema are in order when talking about “The Black Phone.” Because if there’s anything that “The Quiet Place” taught us, it’s that sound, and the lack of it, is … Continue reading

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