Daily Archives: August 16, 2022

Classic Film Review: Mitchum is “The Deadly Peacemaker,” aka “Man With a Gun” (1955)

Close your eyes and listen to “Man with the Gun” and you can hear hints of “The Mercury Theatre on the Air.” The crisp, crackling dialogue, the brisk pace, it’s a film that has the aural qualities of an Orson … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Vicky Krieps stars in Mathieu Amalric’s “Hold Me Tight”

A mother who leaves, who doesn’t give us a reason — not straight away, anyway. The “Diving Bell and the Butterfly” star directs Krieps and Arieh Worthalter in a screen adaptation of a play by Claudine Galéa, Sept. 9, in theaters. From Kino Lorber.

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Movie Preview: Snatch and grab and on the lam, with Travis and Storm and Drea and Kevin Bacon — “One Way”

Could be something. Colson Baker (the star) hopes so, with Storm Reid, Drea Di Matteo and Travis Fimmel all playing Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon from now on. A Sept. 2 getaway undertaken by cross-country bus.

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Movie Review: She’s baaaaack — “Orphan: First Kill”

An “Orphan” sequel? The movie about the diminutive Eastern European girl with a sad case of the psychopaths? It’s a little late for that. The original came out in 2009, and Isabelle Fuhrman — who gets plenty of work without … Continue reading

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Documentary Preview: Celebrating an icon named “Sidney”

Oprah gets behind a documentary about one of the greatest actors of his generation, Sidney Poitier. Reginald Hudlin directed it and appears to have talked to everybody we want to hear from. A lot of famous faces singing his praises, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Drug-addled Teen One Step ahead of his Troubles — “The Runner”

A rich kid faces his drug-dealing, drug-using, lie-to-everyone reckoning at a slow-jog in “The Runner,” a lurid, dazed and guilt-ridden thriller starring Edouard Philipponnat. Director Michelle Danner’s latest builds to a solid finish at a lurid, extravagant party where the … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Family strife in a remote fishing village — A24’s “God’s Creatures”

Emily Watson stars in this one. What more do we need to know? It’s A24. Always worth a look. Always. Sept. 30.

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