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Wise is the pop star who knows how to preserve a little mystery about themselves, even in the age of “over-sharing” and the microscope that is social media. Her most obsessed fans can find out bits of this and that. … Continue reading
Yes, this looks as generically “contest” oriented as way too many martial arts thrillers and a lot of video game adaptations as well. But this R Rated run through the XBox or Playstation but not Wii of gamefan’s wet dreams … Continue reading
“Crisis” is an opioid thriller that comes out on the heels of “Body Brokers,” more of an explanatory drama about the other end of this pharmaceutical calamity — addiction’s rehab racket. “Body” angles to be a “Blow” on this broader … Continue reading
Here’s a drab little romance about a guy who might not be ready to “get back out there” because his late wife’s still in his head. Literally. He starts seeing her ghost. And Sarah (Yael Stone) took those vows seriously, … Continue reading
Film is still, a hundred years into “talkies,” a visual medium. Few things fly more in the face of that than a movie whose screenplay is largely a long run of monologues. If a voice-over narration is your idea of … Continue reading
Documentary Review: The Unholy Evangelicals/Israeli alliance donating and agitating “‘Til Kingdom Come”
The English scientist Michael Faraday is worth quoting as Gospel while taking in “‘Til Kingdom Come,” a new Israeli-made documentary. “There’s nothing quite as frightening as someone who knows they are right.” The film is about the unsettling alliance between … Continue reading
Michael Winterbottom, one of my favorite directors, leaves behind Coogan and Bryson “Trip” comedies and gets back to the political thrillers he’s best at with this upcoming film. He did “Welcome to Sarejevo,” “The Road to Guantanamo” and “A Mighty … Continue reading
There are few things more maddening than sitting through a thriller that should work, that has the requisite elements in place, and just doesn’t. “The Stylist” is about a lonely, awkward and murderous hair dresser who drugs and scalps her … Continue reading
Long before this little “Thank you for your support” package was even dreamed up, I was swooning over this American Classic about houselessness not “homelessness.” They live on wheels on the road, the American migrants, the new “Okies,” in perpetual … Continue reading
Uneven performances and a dawdling, clunky script mute the impact of “Fatima,” the latest attempt to tell the story of “Our Lady of Fatima” in a way that doesn’t insult the faithful or earn ridicule from everybody else. This modern … Continue reading