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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? Taiwanese mother considers whether to “Reclaim” the life she’s given up for others

The Taiwanese drama “Reclaim” is something of an upside down “Joy Luck Club.” It’s not about Chinese American immigrants, or daughters who come to realize all that their Chinese mothers went through to get them better lives. Writer-director CJ Wang … Continue reading

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Classic Film Review: Susannah York is losing it in Robert Altman’s “Images” (1972)

One of the stranger film’s of Robert Altman’s vagabond career, and perhaps the least “Altmanesque,” is a small-cast horror tale shot on an Irish location, barely released in the U.S. and “lost” for decades — supposedly because Columbia Pictures destroyed … Continue reading

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BOX OFFICE: “Bullet Train” makes a stop at $30,” Easter Sunday” martyred

Mostly bad to indifferent news at the box office this weekend. “Nope” is already losing screens. “The League of Super-Pets” is treading water. The only “star comedy” of the summer, the mis-timed “Easter Sunday,” reveals that there is no audience … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: Terry Gilliam tilts at one last windmill, “He Dreams of Giants”

Visionary writer-director Terry Gilliam‘s “Quixotic” thirty year pursuit of getting his idea for a Don Quixote movie on screen ended a couple of years ago when “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” finally premiered and went on to a desultory … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Get away from “Carter”

Wow. Never have I ever seen more cinematic “wow” wasted on a bad action script than this Korean cavalcade of crap. “Carter” has a sky-diving fight that out Tom Cruises every “Mission: Impossible.” It has a bloodbath in a bathhouse, … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: “Exposing Muybridge” remembers a cinema pioneer, an “eccentric” killer and a grand footnote to “Nope”

If you’ve seen “Nope,” you recall Jordan Peele’s clever, folkloric connection of the characters in his latest film to the “inventor” of cinema, Eadweard Muybridge. The stunt-horse training family under alien assault on a remote Southern Cal horse ranch — … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Start Football Season right, with the documentary “Kaepernick & America”

This doc about a quarterback who became a symbol opens Sept. 2.

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Movie Review: Ron Howard’s “Thirteen Lives” celebrates 5,000 heroes

There’s a gloriously workmanlike quality to everything about Ron Howard’s fine film of the famous Tham Lunag cave rescue in Thailand, “Thirteen Lives.” It’s one of those real-life thrillers like Eastwood’s “Sully” or Howard’s own “Apollo 13,” a celebration of … Continue reading

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Netflixable? German goon “Buba” has some growing up to do in this dark comedy

“Buba” is a spinoff movie from a comic German TV series titled “How to Sell Drugs Online Fast,” which I’ve not seen. So when I say I kind of got into the film’s dark, masochistic comic vibe but found it … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Beware the Rideshare driver named “Dawn”

Jesus, I hate bad dialogue. Even in a torture porn C-movie, it grates. It’s not that one doesn’t notice the pitiless, pointless slaughter, the heartless cruelty and bad acting. Idiotic plot? Let’s throw that in, too. But bad lines badly-delivered? … Continue reading

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