Tag - Netflix

Freeze Frame: “Rebecca” (PG-13), “The Witches” (PG), “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” (R), “Synchronic” (R), “Over the Moon” (PG), “Friendsgiving” (R)

“Rebecca,” a Netflix remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic suspense drama is a handsomely produced but uninspired adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s novel. Armie Hammer and Lily James star in this dark gothic romance that checks all of the appropriate boxes but can’t match the 1940 Best Picture Oscar winner, which...

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Take Two: “The Trial of the Chicago 7” (R)

Oscar winning filmmaker Aaron Sorkin ("The Social Network") turns his attention to a notorious legal case. The cast of "The Trial of the Chicago 7" includes Sacha Baron Cohen ("Borat") as Abby Hoffman, Eddie Redmayne ("The Theory of Everything") as Tom Hayden, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II ("Watchmen") as Bobby Seale...

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Freeze Frame: “The Trial of the Chicago 7” (R), “Clouds” (PG-13), “The Secrets We Keep” (R), “Martin Eden” (Not rated)

Oscar-winning filmmaker Aaron Sorkin offers one of the year’s finest movies, “The Trial of the Chicago 7.” This surprisingly timely drama covers the infamous case in which peace activists were tried for allegedly inciting riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Sasha Baron Coen, Eddie Redmayne and Mark Rylance...

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Freeze Frame: “Kajillionaire” (R), “Enola Holmes” (PG-13), “Secret Society of Second Born Royals” (Not rated), “LX 2048” (Not rated), “Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles” (Not rated)

If nothing else, you’ll have to admit that the comic drama “Kajillionaire” is not the same old thing. This quirky and gentle movie stars Evan Rachel Wood as an emotionally stunted young woman who works as a petty scam artist with her parents, Richard Jenkins and Debra Winger. Things...

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Freeze Frame: “Tenet” (PG-13), “Mulan” (PG-13), “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” (R), “All Together Now” (PG)

Christopher Nolan’s mind-boggling sci-fi action thriller “Tenet” begs to be seen on the big screen. It also begs to have subtitles. While it’s involving and visually dazzling, the confounding time-inversion plotline is further muddled by an obtrusive soundtrack and heavy accents. John David Washington and Kevin Branagh do an...

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Freeze Frame: “The 24th” (Not rated), “Unhinged” (R), “The Vanished” (R), “Words on Bathroom Walls” (PG-13), “The Sleepover” (Not rated), “The One and Only Ivan” (PG), “Tesla” (PG-13)

Oscar winning filmmaker Kevin Willmott’s drama “The 24th” is a harrowing depiction of the intolerable racism that led to the 1917 mutiny of an all-black US infantry division. Trai Byers leads a solid cast in this true story that ably illuminates a dark episode in American history.   Russell Crowe’s bloodcurdling...

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Freeze Frame: “Project Power” (Not rated), “Endless” (PG-13), “Sputnik” (R), “Day 13” (Not rated), “What We Found” (Not rated)

The star power of Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt is the only thing powering Netflix’s “Project Power,” a silly, overblown sci-fi action flick about a street drug that provides short-lived superpowers. The premise showed promise, but the plot gets goofier as it goes along. Try not to laugh.   “Endless” is...

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Freeze Frame: “Fatal Affair” (Not rated), “Dirt Music” (Not rated), “Blessed Child” (Not rated), “Useless Humans” (R)

Nia Long and Omar Epps star in the predictable and overly familiar Netflix thriller, “Fatal Affair.” Long plays a lawyer who becomes the unwilling object of obsession for the smart but psychologically disturbed Epps. While shamefully derivative, the earnest performances from Long and Epps make “Fatal Affair” a moderately...

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