Daily Archives: January 6, 2023

Movie Review: Party Guests with a not-so-hidden agenda — “Who Invited Them”

For a while, at least, I was thinking somebody dropped the ball with this domestic horror “comedy” “Who Invited Them.” “This is good enough to have played in theaters,” I said to myself, noting how a good cast does well … Continue reading

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Next screening? A French thriller about Russian malfeasance –“Kompromat”

A French diplomat faces State Security skullduggery in 2017 Siberia. Looks flinty and nerve wracking. A Jan 20 release from Magnet/Mangolia

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Netflixable? A Polish boxer fights for his life, “The Champion (of Auschwitz)”

Every movie set during the Holocaust has some merit, especially those based on historical accounts of survivors. Anyone who lived through that needs to be celebrated, and those who didn’t must be remembered. But not all concentration camp dramas are … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: A WWII POW tracks his Murderous Nazi Captor to South America, to the “Condor’s Nest”

This Jan 27 B-movie release has a battle-tested villain, Arnold Vosloo, with Jacob Keohane as the lead, and Jackson Rathbone, Michael Ironside, Bruce Davison and Jorge Garcia in the supporting cast. And it features James Urbaniak as…HIMMLER? Now we’re getting … Continue reading

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Classic Film Review: Altman’s “Heroic Enterprise” — “Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull’s History Lesson”(1976)

P.T. Barnum was 60 when he first took his “emporium,” oddities exhibition and giant circus on the road in 1870. William “Buffalo Bill” Cody and his “Wild West Show,” with its cast of several hundred people, hundreds of horses and … Continue reading

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