Tag Archives: Film Movement

Movies Till Dawn: Short and Sweet and (Mostly) Brand New

“Blindspotting” (2018, Lionsgate) Stars Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal, who also co-wrote this ambitious film, are hot-and-cold friends trying to stay out of trouble in Oakland, which is depicted as a landscape of thinly veiled traps to ensnare young men … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Watch It! This Weekend (Salvation Edition)

Please note – possible spoilers in this first review. “The Good Place: Season Two” (2017-2018, Shout Factory) Hard-living but recently deceased Kristen Bell and her equally dead friend, ethics professor William Jackson Harper, find that their home in the afterlife, … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: What to Watch This Weekend (Dragon Scholar Invader Edition)

“Oh Lucy!” (2017, Film Movement) Convinced to take an English language class by her kawaii-minded niece (Shiori Kutsuna), lonely and embittered Tokyo office drone Setsuko (Shinobu Terajima) finds herself under the tutelage of John (Josh Harnett), a likable but completely … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: What You Could Be Watching This Weekend (Dark Deeds and Milk Cows Edition)

“The Great Silence” (1968, Film Movement Classics) Trapped by a blizzard and preyed upon by bounty killers led by the malevolent Tigrero (Klaus Kinski), the residents of a small Utah town find an unlikely defender in Silence (Jean-Louis Trintignant), a … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: What You Could Be Watching This Weekend (Doctors, Cowboys and Presidents Edition)

“Last Flag Flying” (2017, Lionsgate) Vietnam vet Steve Carell seeks out two fellow Marines – hard-living bar owner Bryan Cranston and one-time hellraiser Laurence Fishburne, now a pastor – to assist him in traveling to Washington, D.C., where he will … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: 2018 House Cleaning (Out with the New Edition)

As its title suggests, “Super Dark Times” (2017, The Orchard) focuses on the bleaker aspects of growing up aimless in a dead-end town. First-time director Kevin Phillips and screenwriters Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski understand teenage language and behavior and … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: What You Could Be Watching This Weekend (End of the Year Road Trip Edition)

“Waiting For Guffman” (1997, Warner Archives Collection) If “Spinal Tap” found the all-too-human elements in oversized personalities, then “Guffman” – Christopher Guest’s first feature “mockumentary” as director/co-writer” – uncovers the stratospheric (if deeply weird) ambitions behind small-town, small-time life. Employing … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: What You Could Be Watching This Weekend (Desert Variations Edition)

“Person to Person” (2017, Magnolia) An ensemble of indie talent anchors this frequently amusing confection about New Yorkers whose lives intersect while in pursuit of various hopes and schemes. Serving as a sort of hub is Bene Coopersmith, a real-life … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: What You Could Be Watching This Weekend (Think Link Edition)

“A Fish Called Wanda” (1988, Arrow) A mismatched trio of thieves (Kevin Kline, Jamie Lee Curtis and Michael Palin) attempt to retrieve a stolen cache of diamonds, but a lovelorn barrister (John Cleese, who also co-wrote the script) and their … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: What You Could Be Watching This Weekend (Big Knives, Two Brains and Seven Beauties Edition)

“The Man With Two Brains” (1983, Warner Archives Collection) Steve Martin plays a brilliant brain surgeon saddled with two unfortunate realities: an unpronounceable last name (Hfuhruhurr) and a gold-digging, possibly homicidal wife (Kathleen Turner). A solution to the second issue … Continue reading

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