Daily Archives: January 18, 2023

Movie Review: A lad and his Madagascar hissing Cockroach — “Hank and Jolene”

Of all the tones in all of lightly comic cinema, “twee” has to be the hardest to master. Documentary filmmaker Derek Shimoda, whose film on the history of fortune cookies I remember, takes his shot at “twee” with “Hank and … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Disgruntled Employees, a Caper, and then Aliens? “Office Invasion”

Today’s Around the World with Netflix offering demonstrates that South Africans are just as capable of wasting money and effects on a sci fi comedy with barely a laugh in it. And the phrase “lost in translation” isn’t limited to … Continue reading

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“Pinocchio” and four films with no chance compete for Animation’s Annie Awards

Pixar’s “Turning Red,” Henry Selick’s “Wendell & Wild ,” DreamWorks’ “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” and “The Sea Beast” are destined to lose to Guillermo del Toro’s “Pinocchio” when the Annie Awards are handed out. Unless the fact that … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Kendrick despairs at the trap of being “Alice, Darling

Alice meets two friends for drinks after work. But there’s a nervous edge to the evening, something about the repeated “ping” alerts from her cell phone that her friends exchange a resigned look over. Is her job that essential, her … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: All Stars in front of, and behind the camera — Liam Neeson is…”Marlowe”

Neil Jordan directs Liam, who performs William Monahan’s adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s most famous creation. Diane Kruger, Jessica Lange, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Danny Huston, Alan Cumming, Ian Hart, Francois Arnaud, Daniela Melchior and Colm Meaney star in this Feb. 15 release.

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