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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? Dutch, Germans, Brits and Canadians live through “The Forgotten Battle”

“The Forgotten Battle” is about a postscript to Operation Market Garden, that late World War II gamble by the Allies to free Arnhem, liberate the Netherlands and shorten the war. That’s not “forgotten.” There was a movie about that debacle, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Ron’s Gone Wrong” is “your plastic pal who’s fun to be” with…almost

An animated comedy of mixed messaging, thin humor and indifferent entertainment value, “Ron’s Gone Wrong” still has every chance of winning younger viewers over with its heart. That depends on how much affection kids can summon up for a cute … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Bruce Willis and Neal McDonagh face off in “Apex”

The story is another derivation of “The Most Dangerous Game,” people hunting people. Who is the Apex predator and who is the prey? Watch the trailer to this November release to find out.

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Movie Review: A Rose-colored Look at What Made “De Gaulle” the Voice of France

Lambert Wilson, a veteran French character actor with “Sahara” and “The Matrix” franchise credits, looks and sounds enough like the World War II leader and later French president Charles de Gaulle that no strain shows as he acts out the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: A News Editor finds evidence of a Big Conspiracy in the “Dashcam” footage

Actor-turned-director Christian Nilsson had a great idea when he set out to do an homage to Brian DePalma’s classic political thriller “Blow Out,” itself a riff on Michelangelo Antonioni’s “Blow Up,” also a classic. The hook — that something deadly … Continue reading

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Next Screening? Animated “Ron’s Gone Wrong”

A lad’s new walking talking digital assistant has a few glitches in this cartoon, animated by start up Locksmith Animation Zach Galafianakis, Olivia Colman and Ed Helms are among the voices we hear in this 20th Century Studios release, which … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Latvian Lad experiences the horrors of WWI and the Russian Revolution as “The Rifleman (Blizzard of Souls”

The slaughter of World War I is seen from the Eastern Front point of view in “The Rifleman,” a Latvian saga about that conflict and the Russian Civil War and Latvian fight for independence that followed. Documentary filmmaker Dzintars Dreibergs … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Ethan Hawke vs terrorists in Abel Ferrara’s “Zeroes and Ones”

Hawke plays brother roles in this Nov. 19 thriller set in Rome as it faces a terrorist bombing. Ferrara hasn’t decamped from Italy, but he’s not working with his muse, Willem Dafoe, and he’s not making another indulgent navel gazing … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Cop digs into gay murders in 1980s Poland, and a cover-up — “Operation Hyacinth”

The Polish thriller “Operation Hyacinth” (“Hiacynt”) is based on an infamous piece of Communist history, Poland’s systemic police harassment, arrest, documentation and blackmail of the country’s homosexual population in the mid-1980s. If it was meant to create a database of … Continue reading

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“The Beatles: Get Back,” is finished and coming to Disney+

Peter Jackson finally finished his deep dive into Beatles vault footage from their mad rush to finish “Let It Be,” the album and a TV special meant to accompany it. “Get Back” was the album’s ethos, getting the quarrelsome band … Continue reading

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