Daily Archives: July 28, 2022

Movie Review: Holy Horror in a Public Restroom — “Glorious”

One gimmick is about all your average 79 minute horror movie can manage, but at least that one trick is kind of promising in “Glorious.” Fresh-off-a-breakup Wes (Ryan Kwanten) polishes off a long drive, a purge and an alcoholic binge … Continue reading

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Today’s DVD donation? “Dona Flor and her Two Husbands” comes to rural NC

Racy for its day, and still seriously ribald today, this 1976 classic from Brazil has been restored and re issued by Film Movement. Here’s my review of this comical “troubled marriage” farce. Person County, N.C. and its library system win … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “Oppenheimer” teaser?

No they’re not showing us much. Yet. One year out from release, the hype continues apace.

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Classic Film Review: Nicholson directs a social satire in basketball shorts — “Drive, He Said” (1971)

The mid-60s into the early ’70s were the golden age of film satire, or so my grad school professors insisted. And Oscar-winner-to-be Jack Nicholson was right in the thick of it — “Easy Rider,” “Head,” “Five Easy Pieces,” “Carnal Knowledge.” … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Ana de Armas goes “Blonde” for the first trailer to her Marilyn Monroe movie

Bobby Cannavale and Oscar winner Adrien Brody are among the co-stars in this Netflix take on MM’s later life. Netflix? They wrote some big checks. Is the accent right, or close enough? Or has the shrinking streamer service thrown more … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Koreans repel the Japanese in the 16th Century Naval epic, “Hansan: Rising Dragon”

“Hansan: Rising Dragon” is a Korean naval war epic that takes us into the actions — before and during a series of sea battles in the 1590s — of Korea’s great naval genius, Admiral Yi Soon Shin. It’s a sprawling … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Stallone takes a late-life stab at superheroing — “Samaritan”

MGM and Sly get into the unkillable superhero business with Sylvester Stallone in this “Death Wish” vengeance-driven thriller, Aug. 26.

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Movie Preview: A South American country reminds us how you prosecute traitors — fearlessly, and swiftly — “Argentina: 1985”

Coming soon to Prime Video, a legal thriller with the highest stakes possible.

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Movie Preview: A bank robbery goes sideways, as an act of protest — “Breaking”

A big turn by John Boyega, with support from Nicole Beharie, Connie Britton and Michael K. Williams. An African American Georgia-set “Dog Day Afternoon” is the pitch, and this looks very good. Aug. 26, from Bleecker Street.

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