Daily Archives: September 23, 2022

Movie Review: How the Other Half Parties leads to “Pretty Problems”

“Mumblecore” as a movie genre is pretty much gone, but it survives in spirit in a daft little laugher titled “Pretty Problems,” a comedy scripted by its cast and that taps into that relative deprivation thing that the social media … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Some titles just sell themselves, “Kids vs. Aliens”

This is the Fantastic Fest teaser for this RLJE/Shudder release, date TBD.

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Movie Review: A Striking Austrian Murder Mystery set in the ’20s — “Hinterland”

If Robert “Sin City” Rodriguez remade the expressionistic classics “M” or “The Third Man,” chances are it’d look a lot like “Hinterland,” an Austrian thriller that recreates post World War I Vienna digitally on green screen soundstages. Director and co-writer … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: A Northern Irish headmaster tries to make each student a “Young Plato”

The school’s halls are decorated with inspirational quotes from Socrates, Aristotle and Elvis. And in class, boys of 8, 9 and 10 raise their hands to be today’s “concept mapper” or be in today’s “Socratic Circle.” “Question of the day,” … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: The Undead have a friend in “The Loneliest Boy in the World”

In theaters Oct. 14, on demand a few days later. A zombie movie about digging up a few friends.

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