Daily Archives: January 11, 2023

Movie Review: Her Stripper Pal is Missing, a “Door Mouse” Springs into Action

“World weariness” is a given in any film noir about a mystery somebody’s trying to solve. It’s in the sleepy eyes of the mystery-solver, be he or she a gumshoe, a relative or just “a friend” of the missing person. … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: More J-Horror, this time in an Anglo-Dutch thriller about Jewish mysticism and demons and what not — “Attachment”

Yes, there’s officially now a subgenre of horror tales built on Jewish traditions, religious practices and demonology. Throw in a little same sex romance, and…”That’s CO-pen-HA-gen!” This Danish production in (mostly) English comes to Shudder Feb. 9.

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Movie Review: Whatever you do, “Don’t Look at the Demon”

The “yank’em out of the frame” horror movie effect has been beaten to death in the twenty or so years since it became commonplace. So it’s always refreshing when someone comes along and turns demonic creatures — young women, usually … Continue reading

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Netflixable? A messy, not-silly-enough mashup — “The School for Good and Evil”

The real test of a screen actor’s mettle isn’t a coveted turn in an awards-bait role, or even an ambitious chance to “stretch” and do something you’ve never done as a performer. It’s showing up for something that, whatever your … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Gerard Butler & Co. keep it “Plane” and Simple

That Gerard Butler has more movie career lives than a damned cat. Every time you figure “It’s time to pack your bags for the C-movie express,” Gerry B. shows up in a dumb thriller that somehow “plays.” He buys in, … Continue reading

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Anybody watch The Golden Globes? Did they predict the Oscar favorites?

I had to catch a preview of “Plane” last night, which is a handy excuse for not watching something I gave up on years ago. The best way to experience the Golden Globes is like the best way to watch … Continue reading

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