Daily Archives: October 21, 2022

Movie Preview: Dustin and Sissy, “Sam & Kate,” and their kids

Interesting stunt, pairing Hoffman and his son and Spacek with her daughter for a comically curmudgeon romance. Vertical has this one.

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Documentary Review: An Animated Remembrance of a Falun Gong protest in China — “Eternal Spring”

It’s only when you spend five minutes on your favorite search engine that it becomes obvious how much of what we in the West believe or known about the Buddhist offshoot, meditation-oriented religion Falun Gong is what the Paranoid People’s … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: French sisters torn apart, one becomes an Islamic radical — “You Resemble Me”

Director and co-writer Dina Amer’s film festival favorite just finished a year and a half long festival run and reaches US theaters in Nov.

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Movie Review: Why is Anthony Hopkins in “Where Are You?”

This New Year’s Eve, revered screen star, Oscar winner, Knight Bachelor of the British Empire and CBE Anthony Hopkins will turn 85. So one always checks to see how many films he has in the can awaiting release when one … Continue reading

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Box Office: “Black Adam” has a banner Thursday, is a blockbuster weekend in store?

The buzz I’ve been reading suggests that DC’s “Black Adam” box office domination won’t be as robust as earlier hopes — $73 million or so — had projected. Maybe $60 I was hearing this AM. They started Thursday previews in … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Bolivia’s Oscar hopes ride on a story of Climate Change killing a way of life — “Utama”

Alejandro Loayza Grisi’s “Utama” is a stark, elegiac memento of a vanishing culture, a way of life dying as our planet’s dry places dry up completely and vulnerable populations stare down their future as climate refugees. Telling this story with … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: A drama inspired by the 1970s “Jesus Revolution” starring Kelsey Grammer?

This Feb. 23 release also stars Joel Courtney. I’m still trying to get my head around Grammer’s presence in what appears to be a faith based film. He’s done hardcore right wing political pictures before, but now he’s found Jesus? … Continue reading

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