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Daily Archives: November 21, 2022
A Mid December comic thriller. Could be cute. And violent.
Movie Review: Croatia’s hope for an Oscar — A screenwriter fights for and with his suicidal brother in a “Safe Place (Sigurno mjesto)”
There’s no shouting and very little pleading in “Safe Place,” Croatian writer, director and star Juraj Lerotić’s debut feature. That can be misleading, as the film is about a brother and his mother’s frantic efforts to keep a sibling and … Continue reading
The actor Rainn Wilson recently changed his name to Rainnfall Heat Wave Extreme Winter Wilson as a way of protesting America’s indifference to the growing climate crisis facing the planet. Young activist Greta Thunberg has devoted her life to challenging … Continue reading
One of the bloodiest and most important struggles of World War II in the Pacific is given a loopy, ahistorical B-movie treatment with loopy, B-movie actors in “Battle for Saipan.“ It’s loosely based on the real-life “banzai charge” at the … Continue reading
So, a fantasy parable about a world of earth, wind, fire and water, things do different as to be “Elemental,” living together, mixing and mingling and eventually getting along? Hard to get much of a bead on it based on … Continue reading
Steven Spielberg’s semi autobiographical ode to a childhood out of the ordinary is his gift to us for the holidays. Curious to compare this sentimental and idealized — with a little edge — fantasia of a childhood making movies with … Continue reading
The actor’s first duty in a movie that is plainly nobody’s idea of a “good choice” is to not let us know it’s her or his “only choice” or offer at the moment. Don’t embarrass yourself by looking bored or … Continue reading