Daily Archives: July 11, 2022

Netflixable? The untold story of zombies in the Spanish Civil War — “Valley of the Dead (Malnazidos)”

A Spanish Civil War action comedy with nationalist fascists, anti-fascists, Nazis and zombies, “Valley of the Dead” is the epitome of “high concept,” a movie so simple you can sum up its plot and/or potential appeal in a single line. … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Winona Hunts for her Younger Lover, “Gone in the Night”

What a tricky, twisted thriller in a minor key “Gone in the Night” turns out to be. Well-cast and toying with a tetchy, testy subtext, its virtues tend to suck the life right out of its shortcomings. Ostensibly about an … Continue reading

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Book Review: Stanley Tucci’s Film Foodie’s Memoir, “Taste: My Life Through Food”

I’m sure fans of the character-actor/gourmand Stanley Tucci can be forgiven for starting his new food-and-film memoir by flipping back to the 20th and final chapter to the “news hook” of the book. He had a mid-COVID battle with cancer, … Continue reading

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