Eiffel (2022)

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Eiffel (2022)

I doubt whether there is one single monument that can represent the culture of one city as The Eiffel Tower.  It is as much a part of the city of Paris as baguettes, bicycles and bal musette music.  It is even integral to one of the famous of movie clichés, that it can be seen […]

| June 6, 2022
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They’re (still) Heeeere!: ‘Poltergeist’ at 40

They’re (still) Heeeere!: ‘Poltergeist’ at 40

Steven Spielberg doesn’t talk about Poltergeist for reasons that I can only speculate. The last time that I recall that he even mentioned the film was on an AFI special 20 years ago in which he dismissed any suggestion of subtext by saying “Poltergeist was just meant to be a rollercoaster ride. I wasn’t trying to do […]

| June 4, 2022
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Interceptor (2022)

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Interceptor (2022)

Netflix action thriller Interceptor t is a movie that just needs to calm down for a second, take a breath and start over.  Matthew Reilly’s debut feature throws so much at you so fast that you feel overwhelmed in the first 10 minutes and that is not to positive effect.  This is an action movie that takes […]

| June 3, 2022
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A Chiara (2022)

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A Chiara (2022)

A Chiara from filmmaker Jonas Carpignano is an Italian-language drama that bears an interesting idea.  In the midst of teen angst, confusion, changes and discoveries, what would happen if added to that was the revelation that your father was a wanted criminal?  What would be your emotional state?  How would it hit you psychologically? You […]

| June 2, 2022
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Emergency (2022)

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Emergency (2022)

It would not surprise me if Carey Williams’ Emergency somehow found itself among the year’s Best Picture nominees next January. I know, I know.  That’s a bold statement, but I want to make sure that I’m not misunderstood.  It’s not that I think that Emergency is a grand achievement or anything.  I think its a very good film […]

| May 28, 2022
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Obi-Wan Kenobi, the first step into a . . . larger world?

Obi-Wan Kenobi, the first step into a . . . larger world?

I do not step into a new Star Wars property with light feet.  I’m an original fan, Class of ’77.  In fact, I’m a super-fan, as is my wife.  We’re crazy for this stuff.  You should see our living room.  The occasion of anything new always comes with a bit of excitement, and the new […]

| May 27, 2022
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The Bob’s Burgers Movie (2022)

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The Bob’s Burgers Movie (2022)

The most surprising thing about The Bob’s Burgers Movie is that it doesn’t feel like epic.  Previous attempts to raise a prime time animated property onto the big screen, The Simpsons Movie and South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut, have successfully ballooned up their world and their population of characters to fit the format.  Those films […]

| May 25, 2022
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Chip ‘n Dale’s Rescue Rangers (2022)

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Chip ‘n Dale’s Rescue Rangers (2022)

The tagline for Chip ‘n Dale’s Rescue Rangers proudly announces that “It’s not reboot, it’s a comeback.” Actually it’s a confusing morass of both, plus an update, a remake, a follow-up, a rehash, and a badly rendered nostalgic day-trip.  I challenge anyone to nail down exactly what this movie is. My interpretation is that it is […]

| May 21, 2022
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