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BOX OFFICE: “Spiral” slices off $8.7 million, Jolie bombs, “Find You” gets lost

Chris Rock, Samuel L. and the “Saw” brand were able to scare up nearly $9 million on the opening weekend of “Spiral,” somewhat lower that the $10-12 million the venerable franchise might be expected to earn, pandemic be damned. Angelina … Continue reading

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A movie-lovers’ pilgrimage — visiting the real “Matewan”

The best film indie icon John Sayles ever made (sorry “Lone Star,” “Secaucus Seven,” “Lianna” fans) was a brilliant period piece about a miner’s strike answered with corporate and state violence — 1987’s “Matewan.” It is a classic on every … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Romanians run after riches via “Two Lottery Tickets (Două lozuri)”

The “lost lottery ticket” comedy has a rich (ahem) history in the cinema. Ask anyone of a film they recall revolving around a lost, stolen or “gave the winner a heart attack” (“Waking Ned Devine”) lotto and you might get … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Samuel L teaches hitwoman Maggie Q, who is “The Protege”

Michael Keaton is the guy out to…stop her? Aug 20.

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Movie Review: The future’s dystopian, but dull in “2149: The Aftermath”

There isn’t much to “2149: The Aftermath,” another entry in the dreaded, cinema-consuming “YA-sci-fi” genre. What’s here is perfectly, if a tad blandly, realized. It’s just that not enough happens. Editor turned director and co-writer Benjamin Duffield serves up a … Continue reading

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Movie Preview’ Golly, wonder what “Stalker” is about?

June 18, we find out.

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Documentary Review: A definitive account of a CIA-MI6 backed coup, a fresh chance to see “Coup 53”

Scholarship, my advisor in graduate school always reminded us, is a wall you build brick by solitary brick. You add your bricks to those assembled before you and hope the subject is important enough that the next scholar to come … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: Charting the ebb and flow of US/Cuban relations through “Los Hermanos/The Brothers”

“Los Hermanos” is an engaging musical documentary about two Cuban brothers, star musicians, separated by the 62 year-old embargo the United States has imposed, to no positive effect, on the island nation. Ilmar, the older brother, took up the violin … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: A24’s “The Green Knight”

Dev Patel, Alicoa Vikander, Joel Edgerton, Sarita Choudhury, Sea Harris and Barry Keoghan star in the retelling of the story of “Sir Gawain and The Green Knight.” Fantastical. July 30.

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Movie Preview: The dystopia is further in the future than Twitter suggests –“2149: The Aftermath”

This one comes out May 18, for those who can’t what to see what “when things get worse” looks like.

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