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SPIRAL: 3 STARS “And Justice for All,” the last four words of the American Pledge of Allegiance, encapsulates the dynamics of “Spiral: From the Book of ‘Saw’,” the ninth installment of the “Saw” franchise, currently in theaters. On the one hand, you have a murderer who dispenses his own justice; inventively slaughter people who have …

WITHOUT TRAILERS: 2 ½ STARS If you took the entire gun game out of “No remorse,” Michael B. Jordan’s new Amazon Prime Video thriller, the movie would only be about 10 minutes long. Tom Clancy’s adaptation is a ballet ballet that plays out like a throwback to 80s morning action movies. When we first meet …

The oak bedroom “A guy walks into a bar” is the start of the most shaggy of shaggy dog ​​stories, which is precisely why The oak bedroom (15A) opens with Steve (RJ Mitte) entering a bar owned by Paul (Peter Outerbridge), whose first instinct is to smash Steve’s skull with a baseball bat. Steve, we …

TORONTO -> THE COURIER: 3 ½ STARS “The Courier,” a new Cold War drama from Benedict Cumberbatch now on PVOD, is the mostly true story of how an unassuming British businessman helped prevent World War III. “You have to convince them that you are an ordinary businessman,” he is told, “and nothing more than an …

This weekend, two new releases heading to theaters and streaming services come in flavors of horror drama and romantic drama. In “Jakob’s Wife”, a submissive wife suddenly feels empowered and liberated after meeting the living dead. The film stars Barbara Crampton in the lead role, alongside Larry Fessenden as her husband, Jakob, a minister from …

Once a high performing medical student, Cassie (Carey Mulligan) was considered a Promising young woman (18) until a mysterious event derails his life. Working as a waitress, Cassie now offers a different kind of promise, luring predatory men into her web before terrorizing them to see the error of their ways. Next, Cassie reunites with …

Click to enlarge vertical entertainment Casey Affleck and Sam Claflin in Every Breath You Take Every breath you take **1/2 Every once in a while, after decades of watching way too many movies, I happen to come across a story where, after just a few minutes, I’m 90 minutes ahead of where it’s ultimately going …

Too much government is a bad thing, judge Ross Ulbricht (Nick Robinson), a twenty-first century libertine who puts his political convictions into action by inventing the Silk Road (15A), a “dark web” site on which anything can be sold – albeit mostly, ultimately, narcotics. Using Bitcoin and Tor, and thus ensuring the anonymity of his …

Rough diamonds, “Good Time” and “Uncut Gems” films “Good times” (2017); To classifyAfter their failed bank robbery, Connie Nikas (Robert Pattinson) goes on a 24-hour jaunt to free her intellectually disabled brother from Rikers Island.Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVyGCxHZ_Ko“Uncut Gems” (2019); To classifyHoward Ratner (Adam Sandler), a jewelry dealer in New York’s Diamond District, struggles to sort out …

LITTLE THINGS: 3 STARS “The Little Things,” a crime drama set in Los Angeles now available in select theaters and on PVOD, features a trio of Oscar winners in a dark story that shows the glamorous capital’s soft underbelly. Set in 1990, DNA pre-tests, this is the story of old-fashioned police work. Spirits, watches, pay …