Author Archives: Roger Moore

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine

Movie Review: “Maya and Her Lover” might bring her “groove” back

Longtime girlfriends can giggle and banter “You remember ‘How Stella Got Her Groove Back?’” “You remember how it ENDED?” But when it comes to “Maya and Her Lover,” we’re already thinking “She’s Gotta Have It Before She Turns 40.” The … Continue reading

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Movie Review: A reunion in French wine country with she who could be “The Only One”

Here’s a screenwriter who’s a bit defensive about his work. At one point in “The Only One,” a picturesque romance set in the south of France, our antagonist turns on her would-be lover with this rejoinder. “I’m your Pixie Dream … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “David and the Elves (Dawid i Elfy)” gives us a Polish child’s holiday fantasy

We’ve gotten a bumper crop of beautifully designed, costumed and decorated collection of Christmas tales set in Santa’s world and Santa’s workshop this year. “David and the Elves” is the latest lush entry in this holiday genre, a fantasy about … Continue reading

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Movie Review: A Christmas Comedy with a Corpse — “Twas the Night”

There have been other holiday movies to use the title “Twas the Night,” but it’d be hard to name one that was worse. A farce about a family Christmas get together involving hiding a body, the only thing without a … Continue reading

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BOX OFFICE: “Encanto” wins a weekend when nobody much went to the movies

“Encanto” earned another $12M, nothing to brag about as it didn’t set the world on fire opening weekend either. “Ghostbusters Afterlife” sagged to $10M. “House of Gucci” went into foreclosure, pulling in a meager $6M. That piece of piffle “Eternals” … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Footballers stage a strike before “National Champions” can be crowned

Events surrounding college athletics and the idea of compensating “student athletes” have shifted so quickly that it’s a little surprising that a motion picture — which takes a few years to gestate, finance, cast and produce — could keep up … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Gay, back home in New Hampshire and “Single all the Way”

So I guess this year’s gay Christmas rom-com doesn’t have Kristen Stewart in it? “Single All the Way” is a “Home for the Holidays” rom-com that’s “rom” enough, but entirely too safe to be anything other than Hallmark Channel fodder … Continue reading

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Movie Review: A Mexican-Punjabi crime alliance entangles “The Scrapper”

Here’s a peek into a world few Americans knew existed, a thriller built out of the cultural connection between two immigrant communities bonded by the racism each faced because “we were all brown.” Writer/director/star Bari Kang‘s “The Scrapper” envisions a … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Sexy Seydoux plays the news anchor who transfixes “France”

“France” is an eye-popping star turn by Léa Seydoux in search of a more coherent and pointed satire than the movie surrounding her. Seydoux, one-time “Bond Girl,” much-honored co-star of “Midnight in Paris,” “”Blue Is the Warmest Color,” “The French … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “Margrete: Queen of the North” struggles to keep Norway, Denmark and Sweden United

This glossy 15th century period piece is about the intrigues surrounding the Kalmar Union, and the woman trying to hold it together. “Margrete” opens Dec. 17.

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