Daily Archives: September 22, 2022

Movie Preview: Gonzo weird enough for you? “All Jacked Up and Full of Worms”

Wild wacky stuff, twisted and nonsensical, from the mail order baby to the street corner baby mama. Nov. 8.

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Movie Review: A Chinese “Back to the Future” with People’s Republic Twists — “Give Me Five (Gee, ni hao)”

Novelty alone is worth something at the movies. And there’s plenty about “Give Me Five” that makes it a cinematic unicorn. Comedies from China are rarely imported. A comedy with a whiff of “Back to the Future” about it, with … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: A ski resort disaster dissected — “Buried: The 1982 Alpine Meadows Avalanche”

The stunning recreations in “Buried: The 1982 Alpine Meadows Avalanche” put the viewer as close to an actual avalanche as anybody’d ever want to get. A mountain of snow, preceded by a hurricane-force wind-driven shock wave, chases a snowmobile down … Continue reading

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Movie Review: A Dystopian Future whose hopes hang on a “Vesper”

A brilliant child tries to keep herself fed and her paralyzed father alive in the mesmerizing science fiction drama “Vesper.” It’s about biological collapse and biological rebirth on an Earth even more starkly-divided into “haves” and “haven’t a prayers.” That’s … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Oscar winner Alejandro Innaritu’s trippy “Bardo,” set to The Beatles

“Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths” is more Mexican than “Roma,” more surreal than “Birdman,” and hits Netflix Dec. 16. Wowza.

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Movie Preview: M. Night Shyamalan’s “Knock at the Cabin”

A gay couple and their daughter face the threat represented by a “Knock at the Cabin” door and warnings of the apocalypse. When it’s Dave Bautista doing the talking, you have to listen. No choice. Rupert Grint? Come on.

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Movie Preview: “A Chance Encounter,” a dreamy vacation romance on Sicily

Indie but glossy, a couple of lesser known leads and an absolutely charming set up between a one hit wonder and a blocked and unaccomplished writer This looks adorable. Oct. 28.

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