Category: Theatrical Review

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The Deceivers: Loose Cannon, by David Bax

1988’s The Deceivers, playing in theaters now in a new restoration, is produced by Ismail Merchant but it’s not quite what you imagine when you think of a Merchant/Ivory production. For one thing, it’s not directed by James Ivory. Instead,...

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Isabella: Purple Pros, by David Bax

In the opening shot of Matías Piñeiro’s Isabella, the camera tilts down from a purple sky to locate a long, metal jetty projecting over a still body of water from some unseen piece of land, accompanied by the dull, pleasant...

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Together: Let Me Out, by David Bax

There’s already been a handful of movies made about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic but, apart from Borat Subsequent Moviefilm and the documentary 76 Days, I haven’t watched any of them. So I was eager to dig into Together, a professional...

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White as Snow: Eat This, by David Bax

If the title and the apple-centric publicity still didn’t clue you in, Anne Fontaine’s White as Snow is a retelling of the Snow White story. Seeing as the film takes place in something approaching the real world, there’s no literal...