Daily Archives: July 15, 2022

Netflixable? Dakota Johnson’s brand of “Persuasion”

I’m not positive it’s the definitive version of the Jane Austen novel, but for me, the benchmark adaptation of “Persuasion” was made for British TV and played in US cinemas back in 1995. Casting newcomer Amanda Root as Anne Elliott, … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “For Jojo” is for the toxic co-dependent in all of us

Snippets of home movies reveal that they’ve been friends since childhood, BFFs forever growing up on a German island in the Baltic. Now pushing 30 and living in Berlin, Paula (Cara Cult) and Jojo (Nina Gummich) still do everything together. Everything. Paula … Continue reading

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Series preview: Steve Carell’s the shrink, Domhnall Gleason is “The Patient” who happens to be a serial killer

This comes to FX Aug. 30, because apparently we or Hollywood can’t get enough of serial killers. Looks intriguing enough.

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Movie Review: “Where the Crawdads Sing,” the audience naps

Whatever the virtues of the popular Delia Owens novel it’s based on, the film adaptation of “Where the Crawdads Sing” makes it “a beach book,” a simple, pulpy page-turner to take on vacation with you and nothing more. A clumsily-plotted … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Even Mel Brooks and “Blazing Saddles,” can’t save “Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank”

Turning the rude and shticky “Blazing Saddles” into a samurai Western cartoon starring cats and a hapless dog isn’t the dumbest idea anybody in Hollywood ever had. Mel Brooks’ classic comedy is 50 years old, and while it was racy … Continue reading

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