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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

Movie Preview: Josephine Decker’s “The Sky is Everywhere” comes to Apple TV

A dramatic romance with twists, the picture has the A24 seal of approval. This Feb. 11 release gives us an Apple option for our Valentine’s Day viewing. Looks complicated.

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Movie Review: “Clean,” a Trashman who “wasn’t always a Trashman”

There’s something to be said for a B-movie that doesn’t deviate from formula, that pulls you in to its simple “revenge” plot and doesn’t let go until the credits roll. Oscar-winner Adrien Brody knows what I’m talking about. Sure, he … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: A comedy about a Coven — “King Knight”

This Feb. 17 release produced a trailer that gave me a chuckle or three. Prom King “evolves” into a leader of witches, plainly under false pretenses.

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Movie Preview: Is “Therapy Dogs” “the last high school movie?”

Check out the DIY energy in this fly-on-the-wall take on misspent youth, high school recklessness and aimlessness. “Fight Club” “Sk8rboi” garage band white kids misbehaving as only they can (and get away with it). “Therapy Dogs” has its premiere at … Continue reading

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Classic Film Review: “Street Scene” (1931), a snapshot of city life and theatrical realism

I avoid checking out early sound films as a rule. The bulky cameras and sound gear make for static productions. The acting is of a more theatrical “classical” pre-“Method” era and seems as stagebound as the blocking and camera work. … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Hilda and the Mountain King” takes the comic book/TV series heroine into the realm of trolls

If you’re not watching Netflix’s series adaptation of Luke Pearson’s “Hilda” books, about a little Scandinavian girl interacting and learning about the magical creatures all around her, the feature-length film “Hilda and the Mountain King” may not be the most … Continue reading

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Series preview: Oscar Isaac gets deeper into MCU with “Moon Knight”

Here we go, here it is, so on.

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Movie Review: The Love of Two Women props up “The Laureate”

“The Laureate” is a biography of the “trinity” that the British poet, novelist and translator Robert Graves shared with his painter/illustrator wife, Nancy Nicholson and American poet, critic and essayist Laura Riding. Writer-director William Nunez narrows the focus of the … Continue reading

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Classic Film Review: Frankenheimer and Caine get lost chasing “The Holcroft Covenant”

One of the traps of this profession is leaning too hard into sweeping generalities. You can’t say “The Holcroft Covenant” is the “worst” film of John Frankenheimer’s career, a new low in a particularly low period for Michael Caine, or … Continue reading

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Movie Review: A strikingly unaffected performance in an aimless ramble — “Italian Studies”

It begins with that socially awkward moment, a “Do you remember me?” that quickly transitions from embarrassment to “triggered” for the 30ish writer Alina. A Londoner whose latest collection of short stories, “Italian Studies,” has gained her a measure of … Continue reading

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