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“Driven” is the sort of comic thriller you root for, but one you’re hoping turns out better than it does. It’s “Collateral” in a ride-share, “Collateral” meets oh — “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” even though the supernatural menace isn’t vampires. … Continue reading
Hard to believe Scott Derrickson got his start with “The Exorcism of Emily Rose.” I mean, it was a fine film, but who knew he’d be an effects driven blockbuster king? This sequel idea has been around for years. Jim … Continue reading
Here are the two jokes that work in “Rebelión de los Godínez (Mutiny of the Worker Bees),” an antic piñata colored-workplace farce from Mexico. The hero, played by Gustavo Egelhaaf, has just asked a pretty office mate (Anna Carreiro) to … Continue reading
Broadly-acted, brutally boring and downright bizarre, “The Accompanist” lands like a 7-chord pounded with a sledgehammer. It’s a romantic mystery that ineptly blends ballet, an abusive relationship and the supernatural, often with groan-out-loud effect. Writer-director and star Frederick Keeve is … Continue reading
“Scheduling conflicts” forced the very busy Nicholas Hoult (“The Great”) to give up the bad guy lead in “MI:7.” Esai Morales, dazzling as the first heavy on Netflix’s “Ozark,” makes an apt replacement. https://t.co/4A8ouBqKAA https://twitter.com/THR/status/1265161264701083648?s=20
The only thing that’s “attack ad” in the Memorial Day offerings from Republican anti-Trump group is the glaring contrast thrown on the table when you start talking about honor, sacrifice, saving the republic, empathy and intelligence and imply those are … Continue reading
The dirt, the cover-up, the conspircacy. This guy is going to be the subject of many docs. The first of many? Netflix has it, May 27
Chadwick Boseman stars, Jean Reno, Delroy Lindo and Isaiah Whitlock Jr. are in support, and the Spike Lee brand of mixing historical context news footage into the visuals returns for this tale of remembrance, loyalty, taking stock and reckoning. Oh, … Continue reading
Has it been banned in Russia, and uh Alabama yet? Interesting topic for an animated short, ten years after “It gets better.”