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: Ferrara and his muse Dafoe look for meaning, forgiveness, etc. in exile in “Siberia”

If the Internet has taught us anything, it’s that the curious, expressive and exceptionally smart husky may be the dog who truly “gets” us, and will most likely be the first canine to carry on a conversation with her or … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: An “Unsolved Mystery” solved? “An Unknown Compelling Force” looks at the Dyatlov Pass Incident

Former photojournalist and cinematographer Liam Le Guillou brings a lot of Werner Herzog drama and breathless, narrated suspense to his feature documentary debut, “An Unknown Compelling Force.” “Nature calls the shots out here,” he emphasizes, speaking of the snowy Ural … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Soccer star faces his tests with Buddhism — “Baggio: The Divine Ponytail”

Like the Italian footballer who is its subject, “Baggio: The Divine Ponytail” leaves one feeling unsatisfied, as if we’ve seen a life and a movie that are incomplete. A biography of one of Italy’s most beloved soccer stars, but one … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard”

Pity the fools who can’t appreciate the magnificent mayhem of “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard,” the screaming, bustierre-busting glories of Salma Unleashed. Whatever middling “charms” the carnage-packed caper “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” wrung out of pairing up Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Depression Era football phenoms, “12 Mighty Orphans” take on Texas

Texas filmmaker Ty Roberts, whose “The Iron Orchard” was a period piece about the post-Depression Era boom in the Texas oil industry, takes on another piece of Texas lore with “12 Mighty Orphans,” about a scrappy, undersized football team of … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: A great dancer/choreographer remembered — “Ailey”

This looks great and comes our way July 23. Ever heard of Alvin Ailey? The dance company named for him? Prepare to learn.

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Movie Preview: A mockumentary about a screwball “Marathon” in the desert

This one has a little promise, and opens July 6.

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Netflixable? Another thriller titled “Awake,” another snooze

A thriller with “realistic” zombies is the smart premise behind “Awake.” If you want to see human beings turn into the walking dead, take away their sleep. Exhaustion heaped on top of panic, the shakes, impaired judgment teetering into psychosis, … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: A Red Band Trailer for a Megan Fox Movie? “Midnight in the Sawgrass”

This comes out on late July and co-stars Bruce Willis and Emile Hirsch.

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Movie Review: Saudi Woman takes on the system as “The Perfect Candidate”

Maryam has decided to run for office, a position on the municipal council in her suburban town. But her widowed father isn’t having it. And he’s trotting out his catch-phrase for everything to do with her campaigning for this office. … Continue reading

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