Movies & Streaming Reviews

The latest movies & streaming reviews from Jim Schembri, professional film reviewer since 1980.


With a sluggish pace and a story full of holes, Jordan Peele’s sci-fi clunker ‘Nope’ is essentially ‘Close Encounters of the Bored Kind’

Don’t look up: A UFO harasses a horse ranch in ‘Nope’. NOPE * (126 minutes) M You’ve got to hand ...
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The disaster of Woodstock ’99 is laid bare in ‘Trainwreck’, an absorbing, confessional look into the makings of a concert calamity

The party’s over: Part of the festival aftermath as detailed in ‘Trainwreck: Woodstock ’99’. TRAINWRECK: WOODSTOCK ’99 ***1/2 (three episodes; ...
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Brad Pitt endures the fast action, fast talking and garbled plot of ‘Bullet Train’, a funny, hard-to-follow, easy-to-enjoy thrill ride

One way ticket: Brad Pitt plays a bemused assassin in ‘Bullet Train’ BULLET TRAIN *** (126 minutes) MA Anyone who ...
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Neil Patrick Harris gleams as an abandoned, heart-broken New Yorker in the warm, bittersweet romantic comedy series ‘Uncoupled’

Home alone: Neil Patrick Harris plays a loser in love in ‘Uncoupled’. UNCOUPLED ***1/2 (eight episodes; three hours, 46 minutes) ...
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Overlong and beset with wobbly direction, the character stories trump all the time-travel trappings in the so-so sci-fi series ‘Paper Girls’

Fab four: A quartet of friends travel in time in ‘Paper Girls’ PAPER GIRLS **1/2 (eight episodes; five hours, 54 ...
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‘The Most Hated Man on the Internet’ serves up a harrowing expos√© about a career degenerate and the mother who bravely pushed back

Supreme sleaze: Hunter Moore, the titular character of ‘The Most Hated Man on the Internet’. THE MOST HATED MAN ON ...
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Charlotte Rampling’s turn keeps Kiwi family drama ‘Juniper’ afloat

Bad Mama: Charlotte Rampling plays a grumpy old woman in ‘Juniper’. JUNIPER **1/2 (93 minutes) M Troubled at school, emotionally ...
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‘Leigh’, a powerful, personal portrait of a troubled artist; ‘Remember Belsen’, a stirring account of the horrific Nazi concentration camp

Man of art: Sculptor Leigh Conkie reflects in his life in the documentary ‘Leigh’. LEIGH **** (93 minutes) & REMEMBER ...
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