Daily Archives: July 14, 2022

Netflixable? Italian 20 year-olds reach for romance among the rich “Under the Amalfi Sun”

It wouldn’t be summer without an insipid Netflix summer romance set somewhere in scenic, sunny Italia. This year’s entry, “Under the Amalfi Sun” hangs on a couple of youth romances that are pretty hard to invest in, and an adult … Continue reading

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Next screening? “Where the Crawdads Sing”

No local preview for this title. Not seeing a lot of advertising for it as we move beyond the blockbuster releases of summer. I mean, save for “Nope” later this month. The cast isn’t exactly a draw. The author of … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Carey Mulligan, Zoe Kazan, Patricia Clarkson and Jennifer Ehle and The Weinstein Scandal — “She Said”

A movie reminder that The New York Times scooped Ronan Farrow, thanks to the Trump-enabling scum-fluffers at NBC — on the biggest sexual harassment scandal story of our time. Andre Braugher, Samantha Morton, also in the cast. Nov. 18, the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Let’s make a Brazilian “Barton Fink” — “Jesus Kid”

You can’t go far wrong when you decide that your “wholly original” film should be based-on, stolen-from and slavishly devoted to a famous movie by the Coen Brothers. That’s the premise of “Jesus Kid,” a daft satire from Brazil that … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Deer King” rides a doe in this anime quest fantasy

A “chosen one” and a “chosen child” ride a doe to their destiny among the Lone Antlers and Fire Horse People in “The Deer King,” a lovely if somewhat cluttered anime fantasy from GKIDS. It begins with a mountain of … Continue reading

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Series Preview: Another trailer to Amazon’s “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power”

Amazon is most definitely milking this upcoming series for all its worth. Hype hype “Teaser of the teaser of the trailer” for this fall prequel to Tolkien’s “Hobbit/LOTR” This one looks positively Jacksonesque in its scope and magic and majesty. … Continue reading

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Today’s DVD donation? The “Jesus Kid” comes to Oviedo

I am writing the review of this Brazilian satire shortly, but suffice it to say, it’s a hoot. A riff on politics, writers and writing and a movie maker who insists on getting this nom de plumed hack who writes … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Rob Zombie’s take on “The Munsters”

Talk about a trailer that screams “Svengoolie,” “Elvira” and “Remember how much his ‘Halloween’ sucked?” September.

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