Daily Archives: July 19, 2022

Movie Review: A drama-free transition…in high school? “Anything’s Possible”

There’s an adjustment period facing the average viewer for those first few minutes of Billy Porter’s high school trans-romance “Anything’s Possible.” It’s not unlike what one experiences diving into a film from a foreign culture, in a genre you can’t … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Hunky Aussie housecleaners learn “How to Please a Woman”

Call me old fashioned, but the last thing I want in a sex comedy is “timid” and “coy.” “How to Please a Woman” is an airless, laughless romantic “romp” from down under about a woman who takes over a failed … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Old West goons face a monstrous Native Spirit in the “Black Woods”

My heart goes out to any aspiring filmmaker who takes a shot at making a Western with no money. All horror takes is a bit of makeup, some fake blood and — in the case of a cheap zombie movie … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Jenna Malone plays the ultimate slacker — “Adopting Audrey”

Adrift, unable to hold a job, maladjusted and arrested in her development. Maybe what Audrey needs is for somebody to adopt her. This film festival darling isn’t the comedy which that set up suggests. It hunts at something more existential … Continue reading

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Next Screening? Let’s hope “Nope” is a “Yup”

The Netherland in Ranch Country design suggested by the trailers make this feel like yet another Jordan Peele genre-transcending horror “event, which “Get Out” most certainly was and “Us” never quite managed to be. The streaming series “Lovecraft Country” has … Continue reading

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Netflixable? A Spanish “Stand by Me” on Steroids — “Live is Life”

Throwing in a mewling infant is a bit much. Granted, I was far enough into the sentimental Spanish coming-of-age melodrama that I thought, “You can’t do a knockoff of ‘Stand By Me’ without a body,” when lo and behold one … Continue reading

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