Daily Archives: October 28, 2022

Movie Preview: Bill Nighy stars in an English take on a Japanese classic — “Living”

I haven’t seen the Kurosawa classic about an old man taking stock of a life of quiet company man desperation, “Ikiru,” in ages. But Bill Nighy in 1950s Britain? I may have to look up the original.

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Documentary Review: Brandi Carlile engineers “The Return of Tanya Tucker”

“The Return of Tanya Tucker” isn’t a documentary for people who don’t like triumphant comeback stories. If you can’t get choked-up at “I survived fame and its excesses and lived-to-tell-the-tale” stories, just mosey along. And if you think Tanya Tucker … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “Savage Salvation,” an Oxy vengeance thriller with Jack Huston & Robert De Niro

De Niro and Huston are local lawmen on the front lines of the Oxy crisis. John Malkovich and Willa Fitzgerald also star in this one, due out Dec. 2.

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Movie Review: Blanchett shimmers and shatters as “Tár”

A two hour and thirty-eight minute deep dive into the life and downfall of an exacting, mercurial lesbian classical music conductor might be the motion picture definition of “a hard sell.” But you miss “Tár” at your own peril. Consider … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Prey for the Devil,” pray for this thriller to end

The effects are decent, the acting desultory in “Prey for the Devil,” a School for Exorcists thriller that promises more than it delivers. Consider the setting of Robert Zappia’s script, based on a story by Todd R. Jones and Earl … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Gerard Butler and a convict on a “Plane”

Mike Colter and Yoson An co star in this January thriller about a jetliner that crashes in the civil war torn Philippines and passengers are taken hostage. Looks very Gerry and opens in January. Damn, that’s a lame title. (My … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: What would YOU title an Indian Diaspora caper comedy? “Four Samosas”

I think I cackled four times watching this trailer to a tale of a would-be rapper/ditched by his girlfriend, rounding up a crew for a heist, to impress that girlfriend and solve a few other problems. “Four Samosas” has that … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Oscar winner Fernando Trueba’s adaptation, “Memories of My Father”

The writer director of “Belle Epoch” looks adapts a novel about a father’s principled efforts to help the less fortunate and impart his values in this drama. “Memories of My Father” opens Nov. 16 in New York and Nov. 18 … Continue reading

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