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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

Netflixable? A Polish cop turns undercover teacher with a two-fisted “Lesson Plan”

Top tip for watching “Lesson Plan (Plan lekcji),” a new thriller available on Netflix in its original Polish (with subtitles) or dubbed into English. Don’t look away from the screen to check your phone or dash into the kitchen for … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Vengeance is a dish best served Demonic…and Greek — “A Wounded Fawn”

If you like your horror movies slasher-graphic and Ancient Greece demonic, has Shudder got a thriller for you. Well-cast, cleverly plotted and just psychological and suspenseful enough, “A Wounded Fawn”is a serial killer thriller with an art world setting and … Continue reading

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Just Irene Cara (1959-2022), classing up a cheesy ’81 Oscar two-fer

Of course, the QUADRUPLE threat who just passed WON her Oscar for writing a song, not acting in a film, singing in a film and dancing in a film. She co-wrote the lyrics to “What a Feeling.”

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Movie Review: Daughter’s Mad for Madden, and saving Dad’s NFL career in “Fantasy Football”

When you’re forced to serve up cinematic cheese, a certain enthusiasm in the performance can atone for some of the sins of the screenplay. That’s the nice way to get into “Fantasy Football,” a kids’ movie about a tech nerd/gamer … Continue reading

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BOX OFFICE: Another “Wakanda” wipe out, “Strange World” Bombs

“Wakanda Forever” has yet to have a steep STEEP drop-off in interest and ticket sales. But if $55 million is all it manages over the five day “Thanksgiving” weekend, it’s easy to see it won’t be setting any serious” “all … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “The Noel Diary” barely breaks the Hallmark Holiday Formula

The characters are always alone and lonely, the leads are always lovely but bland, the settings snowy and the “secrets” nothing to summon gentleman detective Benoit Blanc over. But holiday romances of the Hallmark school — a market Netflix has … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Another Variation on “Girl with a Gun”

There have been several films titled “Girl with a Gun” or something very near that. It’s catchy, alliterative and tells you what you think you need to know in just a couple of words. There’s an attractive younger woman, and … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Syrian Refugees try to make it to the West, and the Olympics — “The Swimmers”

“The Swimmers” is an old-fashioned against-all-odds sports drama set against the dramatic backdrop of Europe’s Middle Eastern refugee crisis. Director and co-writer Sally El Hosaini makes this conventionally unconventional “feel good” story of the Mardini sisters‘ trials and triumphs entertaining, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Serbia’s bid for an Oscar? Claiming Bosnian War victimhood in “Darkling”

“Darkling” is a grimly disturbing drama about grief, psychotic stubbornness and paranoia set in the murderous ethnic strife of the 1990s Bosnian War. A Serbian farmer (Slavko Stivac) is hole- up on his rural Kosovo farm, barring the doors and … Continue reading

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Movie Review: A Quebecoise killer? “Confessions of a Hitman”

Hollywood turned serial killers into urbane sophisticates, monsters who appreciate a good “chianti” with their murders, or geniuses who enjoy making a “game” out of their crimes to toy with the cops. Fact — most serial killers, the vast majority … Continue reading

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