Daily Archives: August 5, 2022

Movie Review: Ron Howard’s “Thirteen Lives” celebrates 5,000 heroes

There’s a gloriously workmanlike quality to everything about Ron Howard’s fine film of the famous Tham Lunag cave rescue in Thailand, “Thirteen Lives.” It’s one of those real-life thrillers like Eastwood’s “Sully” or Howard’s own “Apollo 13,” a celebration of … Continue reading

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Netflixable? German goon “Buba” has some growing up to do in this dark comedy

“Buba” is a spinoff movie from a comic German TV series titled “How to Sell Drugs Online Fast,” which I’ve not seen. So when I say I kind of got into the film’s dark, masochistic comic vibe but found it … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Beware the Rideshare driver named “Dawn”

Jesus, I hate bad dialogue. Even in a torture porn C-movie, it grates. It’s not that one doesn’t notice the pitiless, pointless slaughter, the heartless cruelty and bad acting. Idiotic plot? Let’s throw that in, too. But bad lines badly-delivered? … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Lebanese couple hit “The Road” from noisy Beirut

“The Road” is one of the most evocative two word titles in all of cinema. It brings up memories of Fellini’s Italian road picture, “La Strada,” the romance of “Two for the Road,” the adaptation of Kerouac’s “On the Road,” … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Ian Niles master the art of fibbing — “Lie Hard”

August 16, the hustle hits. Could be funny.

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Movie Preview: A feminist musical story of hip hop in Islamic, French Speaking Morocco– “Casablanca Beats”

If hip hop breaks big among women in the Muslim world, look out. Look for this Kino Lorber release Sept. 16.

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