Daily Archives: January 17, 2023

Movie Review: A Heist, and a Heist Picture Gone Wrong — “Out of Exile”

My favorite scene in the heist thriller “Out of Exile” takes place in an arthouse cinema, supposedly in Dallas. An FBI agent (Ryan Merriman) meets a biker-looking “CI” (confidential informant) played by Jake Roberts. You think to yourself, “Hey, I … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: A 19th Century Danish priest loses his way in Iceland, “Godland”

Oh this looks good. Feb. 3.

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Movie Review: A Child wrestles with her Demons, her Trauma and her Dragon to face a criminal — “Blaze”

The Australian dramatic fantasy “Blaze” is so unusual that there is no meeting it halfway. Either take it on director and co-writer Del Kathryn Barton’s terms, or move along. It’s an extraordinary blend of fantasy and ugly reality folded into … Continue reading

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Classic Film Review: Reviving the end of the Nouvelle Vague — “A Woman Kills” (1968)

Little-seen if occasionally revived, Jean-Denis Bonan’s “A Woman Kills” is an arch, experimental and titillating French thriller from that seminal year in modern French history, 1968. It’s not particularly revolutionary, as one might expect from an era of demonstrations and … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “The Violence Action” brings a Manic Manga Pixie Assassin to cartoonish life

A petite, kitty-and-cat-video-obsessed pixie punches, slices, stabs and shoots well above her weight in “The Violence Action,” a candy-colored yakuza-killing comedy from Japan. Based on a comic book, cast with mostly ex-child actors who look like the figures in Shin … Continue reading

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