Tag: film

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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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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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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Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)

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Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)

Lord knows I’ve seen enough gut-bucket slasher movies to know that the promise of “The Final Chapter” is only a piecrust promise, easily made and then easily broken.  It’s about as reliable as “You can trust us” or “No new taxes.”  But as gimmicks go, it is a clever one.  You get audiences in the […]

| April 13, 1984
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The Stone Boy

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The Stone Boy

I have been to funerals that bring out bottled up emotions and old family grudges much like the ones in The Stone Boy.  Tragedy somehow brings those feelings to the surface and the time comes, ready or not, to release them on those to whom we have coveted blame.  What is unique in the Hillerman […]

| April 4, 1984
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The Lord of the Rings (1978)

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The Lord of the Rings (1978)

I arrive at Ralph Bakshi’s The Lord of the Rings with a great many mixed feelings.  This is a film of so much style, so much imagination, so much ambition, yet I find myself trapped by the unavoidable conclusion that this movie is flawed beyond the point of no return.  Its animation style wavers back […]

| November 15, 1978
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Magic (1978)

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Magic (1978)

There must have been, I can imagine, a great temptation to turn a movie like Magic into a freak show, an exercise in exploitation that is free of restraint.  God forbid, perhaps even a movie that respects the intelligence of the audience.  This is, after all, the story of a ventriloquist being controlled by his […]

| November 8, 1978
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