Daily Archives: June 23, 2022

Movie Review: French soul searching on the trail — “My Donkey, My Lover & I”

“My Donkey, My Lover & I” is one of the unexpected filmgoing delights of this summer. It’s a French road comedy in which the “road” is a famous French hiking trail pioneered by a legendary Scottish writer, the vehicle a … Continue reading

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Netflixable? So is Kevin Hart or Woody Harrelson “The Man from Toronto?”

Kevin Hart‘s always good for a few manic, exasperated laughs. Laid back Woody Harrelson adds value to pretty much anything he’s in. Both are experts at “buddy pictures.” “The Man from Toronto” should be a pretty safe bet. And it … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: A Killer trailer for Paramount’s “Smile”

Here you go. Yes, you have to wait until Sept. 30 to grow your own grin.

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Movie Review: Will Alice Krige have her revenge? “She Will”

The South African actress Alice Krige first gained notice in America in a sprawling “Tale of Two Cities” TV adaptation that broadcast in 1980. But her fate was ordained by her big screen debut. In “Ghost Story,” she was the … Continue reading

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Next screening? A young woman comes to some conclusions about existing in America — “Beba”

This Rebecca Huntt film opens in select theaters Friday. Looks like greater counter programming to the popcorn pics of summer.

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Movie Review — “Trevor: The Musical,” a Pride Month period piece comes to Disney+

A tsunami of good vibes rolls over “Trevor: The Musical,” an upbeat, kids-friendly tale told in song about a bullied but hopeful middle school boy who is sorely tested by and abused for his just-emerging sense of his sexuality. A … Continue reading

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Next Screening? Oscar winners Fiennes and Chastain star in “The Forgiven”

This drama about an accident and its cover-up, the moral implications of that and the like, didn’t star two Oscar winners when it was filmed. But now Jessica Chastain joins co-star Ralph Fiennes in that regard. This opens July 1.

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