Daily Archives: July 16, 2022

Netflixable? The long ripples of a South African massacre wash over “Jewel”

A dreamy South African parable of a bloody past coming back to haunt the present, “Jewel” never actually takes us into the infamous Sharpeville Massacre of 1960. This Around the World with Netflix story is about the ripples of pain … Continue reading

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Movie Review: In Japan, Schoolgirls Giggle and Moonlight as “Baby Assassins”

 Their voices are high-pitched and giggly, their attention spans short and their uniform skirts shorter. Who would EVER think these dizzy young things are contract killers, petite Powerpuff Girls with itchy trigger fingers and their whole careers in front of … Continue reading

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BOX OFFICE: Tumbling “Thor” wins again, “Elvis” clears $100 million, “Crawdads” don’t sing the blues

“Thor: Love & Thunder” easily dominates the movie box office on its second weekend of release, getting no real competition from “Where the Crawdads Sing,” the adaptation of the popular novel, or a new cartoon, “Paws of Fury.” But the … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Hollywood-made K-horror “Umma” now streaming

“Umma” opened for a minute…and a minute only, last spring during its theatrical release. But even under the best of circumstances, with no pandemic, it had a limited ceiling. It’s a quality horror film seriously short of frights, with some … Continue reading

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