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LUXOR
"The Ruins"
4 stars
Peter Sobczynski says... "The trouble with writing a review of a film like “Luxor” is that even the most basic and carefully composed description of its plot runs the risk of making it sound like either a gooney romance or a painfully pretentious melodrama when it is, in fact, anything but either of those." (more)
WANDER
"a.k.a The Two Two-Faces"
2 stars
Peter Sobczynski says... "“Wander” is a film that is so bewildering and inexplicable that if I were to even attempt to offer up a summation of its plot, it is likely that most of you would regard me as being as nutty as most of those people in the film regard its central character." (more)
LOVE, WEDDINGS & OTHER DISASTERS
"Speaking Of Disasters. . ."
1 stars
Peter Sobczynski says... "While I suspect that the inspiration for “Love, Weddings & Other Disasters” was the modern-day perennial “Love Actually,” a film that taught countless numbers of viewers that benign stalking of your friend’s wife is all well and good while giving them wildly unreasonable expectations regarding certain attributes of the state of Wisconsin, it actually comes across like a season’s worth of rejected episode ideas for the old “Love, American Style” show that somehow wound up on a production schedule instead of the incinerator where they were presumably headed." (more)
BLACK BEAR
"Aubrey Plaza Rules—This Is All"
4 stars
Peter Sobczynski says... "With most films, even the good ones, one can pretty much get a sense of where they are heading within the first few scenes. While watching the strangely compelling “Black Bear,” I realized that I had absolutely no idea where writer-director Lawrence Michael Levine was going with it but he presented the material in such a fascinating manner that I remained consistently eager to see where he would be taking it next. (Suffice it to say, the less you know about it going in, the better.)" (more)
POISON ROSE, THE
"A Smooth John Travolta Star Vehicle."
3 stars
Jack Sommersby says... "Barely released to theaters, it's slightly a cut-above it's competition in this lackluster age of cinema." (more)
MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM
"It is a shame we won't see more Chadwick Boseman performances like this."
4 stars
Jay Seaver says... "So many of Chadwick Boseman's obituaries mentioned his love for and involvement in the theater that it seems fitting and proper that this, rather than something from Marvel, will be his last work - if his time had to be cut this short, at least a lot of people will get to see him performing something that is likely not far removed from August Wilson's play. And while it's not always amazing, it's quite good, and that's fitting too: It highlights that his career and life was cut short, a look at what could have been." (more)
FAT MAN AND LITTLE BOY
"A Bomb, Unfortunately"
2 stars
Jack Sommersby says... "Quite the box-office flop given its considerable budget and paltry take-in." (more)
HARRY & SON
"Hoary & Sententious"
2 stars
Jack Sommersby says... "Didn't exactly set the world on fire, and it's easy to see why." (more)
SHATTERED
"Hugely Enjoyable and Paced Like Gangbusters"
4 stars
Jack Sommersby says... "Deserved to have done a lot more box-office business." (more)
DEATHSTALKER II
"An Absolute Blast of a B-Movie"
4 stars
Jack Sommersby says... "Not released here in the States, unfortunately. Went straight to home video." (more)

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