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ZERO AND ONE: 1 ½ STARS Are you an Ethan Hawke fan? If so, “Zeros and Ones,” a cryptic new film from director Abel Ferrara now available on VOD, gives you two Hawkes for the price of one. But be careful, it’s not “Dead Poets Society” or “Before Sunset”. At one point in this enigmatic …

I’ve written about the nostalgia cycle before, but if you don’t know, that’s when lifestyles, trends, or art forms from the historic past – like music, movies, fashion , etc. – are popular with the younger generation again. 20 or 30 years after their introduction. For example, there was a lot of ’50s nostalgia in …

Click to enlarge 20th century workshops Ron went wrong 13 Fanboy * I guess one way to pay homage to the low budget slasher horror of the 1980s is to make a movie so sloppy that those other movies look brilliant in comparison. This is the story of an imitator who tracks down the actors …

MASS: 4 STARS The story of “Mass”, a new drama from writer-director Fran Kranz, who now stars in theaters, is simple but the emotions it evokes are anything but. A bland meeting room in an Episcopal Church in Idaho is the backdrop to the meeting of two couples bound by shared trauma. Years before, Hayden, …

Click to enlarge Marvel Studios / Disney Simu liu in Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings Cinderella ** There’s one level that you want to give points to this latest adaptation of the oft-told fairy tale for the chances it takes, but at some point the chances you take have to work, too. …

Trying to find a way to best describe “Reminiscence,” the new sci-fi thriller from Warner Brothers, I think Yogi Berra said it best: “It’s déjà vu again. “ There is a common theory that there are really only seven types of original stories, and every book, movie, TV show, play, or other fictional story of …

The first opinions for the Candy Nia DaCosta sequel Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld arrive and praise the horror film. The new film will follow directly on from the original film as adult Anthony McCoy returns to his childhood home in Cabrini-Green, once a Chicago housing project and now a gentrified condo complex, seeking to …

Click to enlarge Photos of Warner Bros. Margot Robbie in The suicide squad All the streets are silent *** There is a whole subgenre of documentary filmmaking that you might call “Holy Crap, we have an incredible treasure trove of stock footage, so what if that sounds a little shapeless.” Director Jeremy Elkin uses the …

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – Each week, KTSM 9 News morning host J Russell takes viewers inside the Alamo Draft House East theater sits with film critic Felipa Solis to talk about the films at to come. Join Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt on the adventure of a lifetime on “Disney’s Jungle Cruise”, a thrilling …

Have you ever remembered something that happened 10, 20, even 30 years ago, and the memory is so vivid it could have happened last week? If you’re like me, you often think to yourself, “Where did that time go? How can I be this old already? and I am only 28 years old. Growing old …

The first opinions for The suicide squad, James Gunn’s first outing in the DC Extended Universe, is coming now and critics are loving the titular team’s big-screen makeover. The independent sequel to David Ayer’s 2016 film will see the return of Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Jai Courtney as Captain …

Click to enlarge Neon, Universal Pictures and Amazon Studios Old and Pork are currently in theaters, and Val is streaming on Amazon Prime. Actor Alex Wolff (Hereditary) is having a big week. He stars in two …

Click to enlarge Photos of Warner Bros. LeBron James and Bugs Bunny in Space Jam: a new legacy Can I Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters **** See the feature review. Available July 16 via ParkCityFilm.org; available July 23 via SLFSatHome.org. (NR) Gunpowder Milkshake ** 1/2When a movie looks like a …

Click to enlarge Universal Pictures / DreamWorks Animation The Boss Baby: family business The Boss Baby: Family business ** 1/2 The original 2017 Boss Baby got away with imitating Toy storythe allegory of sibling rivalry through relentless energy and visual imagination; this sequel seems to double the formula, with diminishing returns. Our imaginative hero Tim …

It’s one of the oldest cinematic techniques of all, but writer-director Christopher McBride gives us a Go back (15A) with a difference in this psychological time-traveling thriller. The film opens with Fred (Dylan O’Brien) struggling to cope with his dying mother’s dementia; Fred, who works as a data quantifier, angrily tells his wife Karen (Hannah …

GOODBYE, GOODBYE, idiots ★★★ ½H, 87 minutes French writer-director Albert Dupontel and Briton Terry Gilliam, who appears briefly in Dupontel’s Goodbye, goodbye, morons, are brothers in political pessimism. Both show signs of believing in an imminent future where the bureaucracy has gone mad in its willingness to sacrifice individual rights to the false god of …

Click to enlarge Bleecker Street Films Toni Collette in Dream horse Dream Horse *** It would be hard to beat Louise Osmond’s 2015 documentary on this same true story for the charm of the characters and the crowd-pleasing drama, but a fictional version could have done a lot worse than this one. Toni Collette plays …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Critics are unimpressed with David Ayer’s new crime thriller The Tax Collector. Here’s why reviews for the gritty movie are mostly negative. Critics are less than impressed The tax collector. David Ayer’s latest crime thriller includes all the bravado expected from the male characters, and critics so far suggest the writer-director is sticking too much …

Production is underway on the British thriller Here before, the feature debut by writer and director Stacey Gregg, starring Andrea Riseborough (Bird man). Jonjo O’Neill (The fall), Martin McCann (Caliber) and Eileen O’Higgins (Brooklyn) complete the cast of the production which will tour in and around Belfast for four weeks. After new neighbors move in …

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (M, 121 min) Directed by Céline Sciamma ★★★★★ In the 18th century, if a family of shameless wealth had a daughter approaching marriageable age – and if that daughter had a sufficiently pulchritudinal face to be deemed worthy of a beat, then a portrait painter would be hired to. …

Doctor Sleep writer and director Mike Flanagan has revealed the official rating for Stephen King’s upcoming adaptation. Filmmaker Mike Flanagan has announced the official rating of Doctor Sleep, his next adaptation of the Stephen King novel. Flanagan, who wrote and directed the horror film, revealed that the film was rated R by the MPAA for …

Comments oi-Abhijith | Posted: Friday March 1st, 2019 12:11 PM [IST] Evaluation: 3.5/ 5 Featured actors: Arun Vijay, Tanya Hope, Vidya Pradeep, Sonia Agarwal, Fefsi Vijayan Director: Magij Thirumeni Thadam brings back the combo of Magizh Thirumeni and Arun Vijay. These two personalities have impressed filmmakers with their skill at delivering films with a thriller …

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Reference Point: Artemis is the Greek goddess of the hunt. Jodie Foster plays the nurse, who runs the Artemis Hotel, a secret and exclusive Los Angeles hospital for super-criminals injured and hunted in 2028. Any connection between the two is a bit of a stretch. It does not matter. At the start …

The revenge and rape thriller genre is loaded with a tumultuous history, mostly dominated by men: male writers, male directors and very often male protagonists avenging the assault of a female character. And yet, many female fans of genre films retain some kind of soft spot for the story of rape and revenge, especially when …