Sunday, September 23, 2018

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Thursday, Sep. 20, 2018

Wash Westmoreland's "Colette" is a very British movie about a very French feminist icon. A handsome and lively period film, it's too timid to capture the ravenous appetites of the literary force that was Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette. But with Keira Knightley playing the prolific and trailblazing...

Thursday, Sep. 20, 2018

"I hope he never does one on me," Donald Trump once said of Michael Moore.

It was in 1998, on Roseanne Barr's syndicated talk show. Trump complimented Moore's "Roger & Me," a takedown of General Motors and its then-CEO, Roger Smith. "It's terrific," he said, then added he hoped never...

Tuesday, Sep. 18, 2018

To play any brother, by blood or not, of John C. Reilly is an intimidating prospect given just how firmly entrenched Will Ferrell is as Reilly's on-screen sibling.

"Step Brothers," their 2008 comedy classic that took the adolescent adult to absurdist extremes, looms large. It did even for...

Thursday, Sep. 6, 2018

The insane revenge movie "Peppermint " starts to make a lot more sense when you realize that it was directed by the man who brought us "Taken" (Pierre Morel) and written by one at least partially responsible for "London Has Fallen" (Chad St. John). It's a movie in which the central character,...

Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018

It's almost reassuring that in today's often sanitized, assembly-line mainstream moviemaking that a film can be as crude, as off-brand and as bad as "The Happytime Murders." Almost.

Starring Melissa McCarthy in a seedy, half-human, half-puppet Los Angeles, "The Happytime Murders" is an R-...

Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018

Danish director Michael Noer's "Papillon " remake, adapted from both Henri Charriere's autobiography and the 1973 Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman film, is a sumptuous-looking but slow-moving prison drama that at times will have you dreaming about an escape of your own.

Charlie Hunnam...

Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018

"Juliet, Naked " is a charming and smart little film about early middle age, second chances, regrets and the intoxicating freedom of written correspondence that's nearly impossible to explain without either spoiling something or being willfully misleading.

That's actually one of its...

Friday, Aug. 10, 2018

Craig Allen, head of integrated production, Venables Bell + Partners, observed, “It’s impossible to ignore today’s polarized society and the current state of distrust and uncertainty in the US, which affects who we look to for information and inspiration, and how we process messages too....

Friday, Aug. 10, 2018

From animation studio HouseSpecial and director Kirk Kelley comes Armor del Amor, a scripted nature “documentary” short—a combination of CG and live action—that follows the mating rituals of the nine-banded armadillo to discover the dark underbelly of modern mammalian dating.

The tongue-...

Friday, Aug. 10, 2018

One DP just earned an Emmy nomination for the second consecutive year in recognition of his work on Stranger Things (Netflix).

Another garnered his first career Emmy nod on the strength of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon).

And a third DP also has the distinction...

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