Category Archives: Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news

Movie Preview: George Clooney directs and stars in “The Midnight Sky”

The Big Guy makes a movie for Netflix , slated to stream Dec. 23. Looks bleak.

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Movie Preview: Pixar’s “Soul” trailer 2

A little cartoon theology coming to Disney+ on Christmas Day.

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Movie Review: “The True Adventures of Wolfboy”

“The True Adventures of Wolfboy” is “Teen Wolf” with some edge, a wistful fable that tends towards the melancholy. It’s not about THE wolfman of myth. There are no farmers with torches and pitchforks, no midnight howling at the full … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Nazis, stolen art and the man who sold “The Last Vermeer”

It plays like a fable, but the bulk of this bizarre story of World War II, Nazi art thefts and those who helped with the stealing is true. You can’t make this stuff up. Or in this case, you don’t … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Streep and Kidman, Kerry and Corden are out to save “The Prom”

A Ryan Murphy romp about theater “types” who show up to right a wrong in a right wing Indiana town that has a problem with same sex prom dates. Tracey Ullman is here, you betcha. Coming to Netflix

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Movie Review: The curse of “Bad Hair,” on Hulu

Writer-director Justin Simien has more experience in satire (“Dear White People”) than horror, and a better handle on lighthearted lectures than laughs. Which is to say, so what if this supernatural satire “Bad Hair” is more about the message of … Continue reading

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Movie preview: Sophia Loren is a Holocaust survivor in “The Life Ahead”

This Netflix drama pushes a lot of the right buttons, and parking a screen legend in it is very smart.

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“The Good Lord Bird” actual historic site

John Brown’s Kennedy Farm HQ outside of Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia. #moviesinspiretravel It’s about 8 miles from the town, and a tiny place that Brown, played by Ethan Hawke in the wonderful “The Good Lord Bird,” packed himself and 21 … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Aliens invade…some more, “Skylin3” is headed our way

Lindsey Morgan, Jonathan Howard and queen of low budget sci-fi Rhona Mitra are the stars, with James Cosmo, Alexander Siddig, Daniel Bernhardt, Cha-Lee Yoon. This third “Skyline” pic streams Dec. 18.

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Bingeworthy? Anya Taylor-Joy looks for checkmate in “The Queen’s Gambit”

There’s a set of the jaw, a mercenary narrowing of the eyes in Anya Taylor-Joy that hisses “relentless.” It’s reminiscent of Natalie Dormer’s ravenous gaze, although less sexual. She can soften it a little, as she did in “Emma.” But … Continue reading

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