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Daily Archives: November 18, 2022
Hard to pick out Jake Gyllenhaal’s voice, less hard to figure out Dennis Quaid. Lucy Liu and Gabrielle Union? This lost explorer is found by his son and grandson story is the big animated Thanksgiving release. And most of us … Continue reading
“Nanny” is that rare sophisticated and cosmopolitan horror movie, a tale with chills and cross-cultural issues far beyond your usual nut-with-a-knife or demons menacing the kids in a cabin in the woods. Nikyatu Jusu’s debut feature, an award winner at … Continue reading
In the indie vampire thrilleramedy “Blood Relatives,” the anti hero travels the blue highways of America in a Fire Blue ’69 Barracuda, mutters in Yiddish and is tracked down by a teen who might be his daughter. “I need to … Continue reading
Movie Review: Second time strips the charm from Amy and McDreamy — “Disenchanted” with “Disenchanted”
Amy Adams couldn’t very well turn down a sequel to “Enchanted,” the 2007 Disney delight that made the “Junebug” breakout a bonafide Hollywood star. But seeing her soldier through “Disenchanted” makes one wish she had. She puts on her happy … Continue reading
The mind takes conditioning to get on the right wavelength to wrestle with post-modernist social satire. We’re decades removed from screen satire’s golden age, an era roughly bracketed by two Peter Sellers films, “Dr. Strangelove” and “Being There.” And getting … Continue reading