Daily Archives: August 10, 2022

Movie Review: A “Big” styled body switch from Lail to Keaton — “Mack & Rita”

As 30 year-old whose belief that she’s “a 70 year-old woman trapped in the body of a 30 year-old” is tested out via “past life regression,” Diane Keaton shrieks and sputters, totters on towering high-heel thigh-high boots and tumbles into … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Make a Great Climb, risk a Great “Fall”

You know what we call a simple, primal, stranded-at-a-great height thriller like “Fall?” Pretty damned good for what it is. Melodramatic and nerve-wracking, predictable and still jolting, this B-movie directed by Scott Mann (“Heist,””Final Score”) toys with us and plays … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Woody Harrelson is a ship captain trapped in a “Triangle of Sadness”

This looks a bit by Lina Wertmuller’s “Swept Away” and its crappy American remake. Shipwrecked, and class conflicts will come to the fore. “Triangle of Sadness” is from the Swedish director of “Force Majeure” and “The Square.” So funny? Maybe. … Continue reading

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Next screening? “Bodies Bodies Bodies”

Let’s play a game, shall we?

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Movie Review: “Summering” Tween Girls Stumble Through “Stand By Me”

It wasn’t a terrible idea. James Ponsoldt, my idea of the quintessential “indie” filmmaker, who makes character-driven dramas such as “The Spectacular Now” and “The End of the Tour,” takes a stab at bringing us a girls’ coming of age … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult wonder what Ralph Fiennes has on “The Menu”

An “us” and “them” confrontation between famous chef/staff, and his well-heeled clientele. A little class war savagery, in the guise of haute cuisine? Nov 18, from Searchlight Pictures.

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Movie Review: Haunted Siblings Face Demons Real and Imagined, “When I Consume You”

A triumph of tone more than anything else, Perry Blackshear’s “When I Consume You” is “The Fisher King” reimagined as a bleak horror tale bathed in abuse and mental illness. Desperately poor co-dependent siblings struggle to forget their traumatized childhoods … Continue reading

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