Daily Archives: January 3, 2023

Movie Review: Young lovers as drunken, embittered immigrant squatters — “Grasshoppers”

They seem like such a nice couple. He’s strolling around the grounds of their gated subdivision in his robe on a chilly winter’s morning. She’s sleeping in. When she wakes, she wants him to repeat a “lost at sea/remember why … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Ashley Benson’s an online sex worker “Alone at Night” in the middle of nowhere

It’s a menace the single woman thriller with gimmick casting fleshing out the ensemble. Paris Hilton, Pamela Anderson, G-Easy, Winnie Harlowe, Deadass, Luis Guzman, Sky Ferreira, Jake Weary — a slasher thriller with laughs? Jan. 20.

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Movie Preview: Women like Emma Roberts, Diane Keaton and Susan Sarandon ponder the Big Marriage Question — “Maybe I Do”

So Keaton and Richard Gere are a couple, and Sarandon and William H. Macy are a couple, only they’re cheating on each other with each other. If you follow. And one couple’s daughter (Roberts) is stuck with the commitment-phobic son … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Poet Poe and a Dogged Constable ponder grisly murders at West Point — “The Pale Blue Eye”

There’s something about the world’s first detective novelist that makes writers and filmmakers envision him as a gentleman sleuth. A courtly, erudite romantic with morbid streak and a Virginia drawl, Edgar Allan Poe must have been one of the inspirations … Continue reading

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Classic Film Review: Fosse and Hoffman remind us why “Lenny” (1974) mattered

It isn’t the black and white cinematography that gives away the fact that “Lenny,” Bob Fosse’s film about the life, career and decline of comedian Lenny Bruce, is of a different era. It’s the patience. This 1974 film, based on … Continue reading

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