Category Archives: Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news

Movie Review: Filipino life can be short and bleak when you’re on the “Watch List”

Only you know what your tolerance for dark, grim stories that offer little hope for justice in an unjust world, little hope for hope itself, for that matter. But “Watch List” is a bleak but riveting thriller worth girding yourself … Continue reading

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Netflixable? French teen contemplates the “yachting” life of “An Easy Girl (Une fille facile)”

A layer of “icky” hangs over the French drama “An Easy Girl (Une fille facile)” that highlights the truism that “The French are different from us.” That French reluctance to “tsk tsk” predatory older men hooking up with very young … Continue reading

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Bingeworthy? Sudeikis is a soccer Innocent Abroad as “Ted Lasso”

Whoa. Did not see THAT coming. A comedy series that began life as a cute (ish), lame (ish) NBC promo package to entice American viewers into watching British soccer? A show that tries to turn Jason Sudeikis, who has spent his … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Haley Lu Richardson is “Unpregnant”

Abortion comedies — dramedies by definition — are rare. “Obvious Child” comes to mind. Here’s one in road comedy form (Love the Trans Am) with Haley Lu Richardson, Barbie Ferriera and Giancarlo Esposito. “Unpregnant” comes to HBO Max on September … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: One last retro pitch for Rusty Crowe’s “Unhinged”

It opens America’s movie theaters — the biggest chains, anyway — next weekend. A little Russell Crowe “Unhinged” it is, then.

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Movie Preview: Netflix pairs up Tom Holland and R. Patts for “The Devil All The Time”

Donald Ray Pollock’s eccentric post WWII novel parks the two Brits on Ohio in a psychological thriller. Lots of atmosphere, amIright? Pattinson is showing more range with every passing year. Damned convincing fire and brimstone preacher here.  Coming soon, and … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Hawke and Almereyda take “Tesla” out for a spin

How do you feel about Ethan Hawke, playing the mistreated inventor Nikola Tesla in a hoarse, unaccented whisper, stepping up to the mike and covering the Tears for Fears hit, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World?” We’ve already seen the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Israeli melodrama “Broken Mirrors” takes guilt to its generational extremes

Ariela is 16, looks 14, and is all about risk and rebellion. We meet her (Shira Haas) as she’s recklessly riding, strapped to the roll bar of a fellow Israeli teen’s pickup. They roll up at a construction site rave, … Continue reading

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AMC to offer 15-cent tickets on first day of reopening

Aug. 20, one week from today, brace yourself for a movie theater mob scene. AMC is calling it “1920 prices” as a way of luring folks back into Cinemas. One Twitter wag noted that “1918 prices” would have been “too … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Yelchin and Deschanel, Hawkes, Plaza, Hinds and Langella in”The Driftless Area”

“The Driftless Area” is as good a representation of Anton Yelchin’s acting and role selection as you’re going to find. A mystical, moody and cryptic dramatic thriller with wry touches, it was “Indie” with capital “I,” so obscure as to … Continue reading

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