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Movie Review: “No Place on Earth”

European Jews who escaped the Holocaust had to be lucky, plucky and farsighted enough to see their fate in time to do something about it. It didn’t hurt to be rural, far from cities where neighborhoods were turned into ghettos … Continue reading

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Movie Review — “Spider Man: Far from Home,” still friendly no matter what locale

“Spider-Man: Far from Home” is so cute you want to pinch its cheeks and remind it to wear sunscreen before it goes out to play. It’s a super-hero movie slapped on top of a teens-take-a-trip-abroad comedy, fizzy and funny and … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Indian comedy “Chopsticks” finds laughs, just not quite enough

A mousey, easily bullied and naive small town girl buys her first car thanks to her first job in the Big City — translator and tour guide. She gets scammed out of her Hyundai the day she picks it up. … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Kevin Hart surprises…just not that much — in “The Upside”

Comics who take the easy, broad gags are said to be reaching for low-hanging fruit. Kevin Hart? He treats reachable, easy laughs like piñatas. He pounds the heck out of them. “The Upside” gives Hart the chance to check his … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: “Calling all Earthlings”

Roswell, New Mexico has nothing on Joshua Tree, California, when it comes to otherworldly weirdness. Its exotic siren’s call was obvious years before U2 came to the place “Where the Streets Have No Name, decades before the singer Gram Parsons’ most … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Frenchman finds life on the distaff side is tough in “I Am Not an Easy Man”

Streaming cinema fans in search of the silly, the sexual, the satiric and the subtitled should definitely take a gander at “I Am Not an Easy Man,” a French sex farce about seeing the world from the other gender’s side. … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Scorched Earth” is D-movie Hell for Gina Carano

Mixed Martial Artist Ronda Rousey’s recently announced move to pro wrestling had to give Gina Carano pause. Rousey’s movie-star-pretty predecessor in the MMA spotlight may have made a splash in the movies with “Haywire,” and had her shot at playing … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Iceland’s a pretty place for the World’s End in “Bokeh”

When Rod Serling wanted to sell his concept for “The Twilight Zone” to CBS, he gambled his hopes on a can’t-miss concept —  The Last (Person) on Earth. That TV pilot, “Where is Everybody?” starred Earl Holliman as a man … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Lion” turns a Google Earth ad into an inspiring epic

“Lion” is a survival epic, a poor child’s odyssey through the impersonal poverty and perils of modern India. But thanks to the miracle of modern technology and the magic of movie memory, it’s the feel-good movie of the holidays. It’s … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Trolls” is for the tiniest tykes, nobody else

With its garish colors, bubbly production numbers and kid-friendly fart and poop jokes, there are plenty of reminders that “Trolls” really isn’t for you or me while you’re watching it. Even if their favorite hobby is scrapbooking. OK, especially since … Continue reading

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