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Singer Duffy tells Netflix “Duh” over “irresponsible” “romantic thriller” “365”

The singer Duffy experienced something akin to the perverse kidnap/rape fantasy depicted in this Italian Netflix “romantic thriller.” So she’s naturally a little peeved Netflix would finance an Italian thriller in the “50 Shades” veinan Italian thriller in the “50 … Continue reading

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Hatching Monty Python — “Do Not Adjust Your Set” vs “At Last the 1948 Show” — now on Tubi

Plenty of Brits have mined this video material to settle arguments about the happy not-quite-accident that brought together the ensemble that became “Monty Python’s Flying Circus.” But now Americans can renew that debate as Tubi, one of the free TV … Continue reading

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Movie Review: German orphans ponder a mystery and carry a beef with “Ingenium”

Many a thriller has hung its hat on a “big reveal” that was only suitable for hanging itself out to dry. So it is with “Ingenium,” a tense-if-not-exasperating sci-fi mystery from Germany. You pay attention. You follow the clues. You … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Chilean “Mujeres Arriba” discover the difference between “sex” and “good sex”

Here’s a tepid little “Sex in the Chilean City” that has the odd amusing moment, thanks to a game cast that’s better than the lame script. “Mujeres Arriba (Women on Top)” is built around sexually frustrated Teresa, “Saint Teresita” as … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: Activist Congressman John Lewis preaches the righteousness of “Good Trouble”

Grown men and women weep upon meeting him. His aids good-naturedly grump about what it’s like to try to get the man to a plane on time.  Because a walk through an airport might involve 200 stops, requests to shake … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Shia wears his Sunglasses at night as “The Tax Collector”

Bobby Soto and George Lopez are here to tell this gang protection money murderer that “You’re bad, but you ain’t that bad.” But it is Shia LaBeouf who has the title role in the new LA gangland thriller from the … Continue reading

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Next screening? “Ingenium”

A little Euro sco-fi/horror to fill your nightmares? Streams July 7.

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Movie Review: “Homewrecker,” everything a B-movie should be

OK kids, gather round for today’s lesson in “How to get it done” in the movies. “Homewrecker” is a C-movie with justifiable delusions of B-movie glory. One simple premise, a couple of characters and a house you aren’t afraid to … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Romance is “Never too Late” for these Vietnam Vets

    I was joking with a critic friend online that I might have to give the aged Vietnam Vets on “one last mission” comedy “Never Too Late” a better review than Spike Lee’s aged Vietnam Vets on “one last … Continue reading

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Streamable? Disney+ visits “Hamilton” on the stage

Quarantined America earns a lovely July 4 present as Disney+ presents “Hamilton,” the stage sensation, this weekend instead of making us wait until the fall of next year to see what all the hoopla’s been about. This is the show, … Continue reading

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