Review: Host
Host.
The Zoom call: A clunky but serviceable way to communicate with those who are not physically present.

A seance: A clunky but serviceable way to communicate with those who are not alive.
Review: Rebuilding Paradise
Rebuilding Paradise.
In your mind, conjure up an image of hell.

Whatever you’re picturing has less fire in it than the opening scenes of “Rebuilding Paradise.”
     


 
 
Review: The Rental
The Rental
Sometime during your second Airbnb stay, a thought will inevitably occur to you: “Is the owner watching me right now?”
Review: Impetigore
Impetigore
In an era when so few truths are global, there is at least one essential rule we can all live by, no matter where we are.
#1 Movie: The Scorpion King
Scorpion King
“The Scorpion King” is a prequel to a sequel to a remake.
Review: Sometimes Always Never
The appeal of “Sometimes Always Never” is the more it unfolds, the greater its pull becomes.
Fiddler on the Roof
Fiddler on the Roof
“Fiddler on the Roof” was the top-grossing movie of 1971.

Maybe.
Review: Fatal Affair
Fatal Affair
You’re pretty sure you know what you’re getting into with a movie called “Fatal Affair.”
Review - Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly
Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly
The exhibition depicted in “Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly” is so remarkably perfect — so stunningly appropriate — I almost can’t believe it happened.
Review: Guest of Honour
Guest of Honour
I think the central question of “Guest of Honour” is: Can someone’s personal narrative be corrected by compromising it?
Review: The Old Guard
The Old Guard
As studio gambles go, attempting to start a franchise on the back of an unknown property is a risky bet.
Review: The Beach House
The Beach House
Be careful who you’re isolated with.
Review: Greyhound
Greyhound
The good news for “Greyhound” is its limited scope: It’s a tight, unadorned story about a perilous ocean crossing in the World War II Atlantic.
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Top 5 Favorite War Films
  1. Zulu
  2. Full Metal Jacket
  3. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
  4. The Bridge
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This Date in Film History
  1927:

Carl Switzer, better known to the film/TV world as Alfalfa, is born in Paris, Illinois.

1957:

Oliver Hardy dies of cerebral thrombosis in North Hollywood.


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