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  • Disobedience



    A fuller, richer film than the director's Oscar-winning A FANTASTIC WOMAN, with outstanding performances by Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams. (Dolby 88 Screening Room)

  • Fangs of the Living Dead

    Fangs of the Living Dead


    Falling well short of the promise of its retitling, this is a dry run for the director's actual horror films, and is mostly a tepid MARK OF THE VAMPIRE-type tease for woebegone completists like me. (I'd shell out for a decent version of THE SEA SERPENT.) Buxom babes led by Anita Ekberg, a groovy theme song, and a villain who's the spitting image of Alan Rickman in DIE HARD provide brief oases of interest. The Scream Factory disc is a…

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  • Saint Jack

    Saint Jack


    A cable favorite in my teens, finally available in a good quality DVD, anamorphically enhanced at last. (Why no Blu-ray?) Its frank, febrile atmosphere is one of those things that got me to Asia, though Singapore was a disappointingly authoritarian place by the time I got there. There's nothing disappointing about the film, though, Bogdanovich's return to movies after a string of flops, a Paul Theroux adaptation made with a dummy script to fool the authorities into thinking it was…

  • The Cloverfield Paradox

    The Cloverfield Paradox

    Brilliantly marketed, but the brilliance stops there. This is a would-be theatrical release from cash-strapped Paramout sloughed off to Netflix, reducing its marketing costs to zero and skirting terrible reviews...for a couple of hours anyway. A confused and uninspired rehash of a number of movies (EVENT HORIZON, GRAVITY, LIFE), it reconnects most strongly with its source (and, for those with longer memories, Paramount's PROPHECY, 1979) in an absolute groaner of an ending, which would have had theater audiences heaving with laughter. Refuse for your queue.