The Queen Mary, star of the big and small screen, is at risk of capsizing

By Lindsay Blake | Variety Last week, SF Gate reported that the Queen Mary is in danger of capsizing, breaking my film-location-loving heart right in two. The former Cunard-White Star luxury cruise liner, which has been moored at the Port of Long Beach and operating as a hotel/tourist attraction since 1967, is not only one … Read more

‘Small Body’: Cannes Review | Reviews

Dir: Laura Samani. Italy/France/Slovenia. 2021. 89 mins. A young mother, bereft after her baby is stillborn, clings to the hope that she can save her child from eternity in limbo in this beguiling and mythic drama. Agata (Celeste Cescutti, captivating) lives on an island in northeast Italy in 1900. It’s a community in which Catholicism, … Read more

Stars proud of provocative ‘Small Engine Repair’

A night of partying turns ugly in “Small Engine Repair.” Frank, Swaino and Packie, longtime pals living in Manchester, New Hampshire, reunite in Frank’s repair shop for booze, steaks and watching fights on TV. But there’s also a hidden agenda at play here, one that will test their volatile, yet loyal friendship; their ideas of … Read more

Small Engine Repair Movie Review

A scene from writer-director John Pollono’s comedy-drama, ‘Small Engine Repair.’ Small Engine Repair Vertical Entertainment Reviewed for by Abe Friedtanzer Director: John Pollono Writer: John Pollono Cast: Jon Bernthal, Shea Whigham, Jordana Spiro, John Pollono, Ciara Bravo, Spencer House Screened at: Critics’ link, WY, 8/31/21 Opens: September 10th, 2021 There is a bond between … Read more

The DocYard and Somerville are back in person; See ‘Candyman,’ ‘Malignant’ and ‘Small Engine’

Film Ahead is a weekly column highlighting special events and repertory programming for the discerning Camberville filmgoer. It also includes capsule reviews of films that are not feature reviewed. Local focus The “Tales of the Muppet Diaspora” program continues Tuesday at The Brattle Theatre with Frank Oz and Jim Henson’s “The Dark Crystal” (1982), a … Read more

Small Details Review: A Little Innovative Thriller

The criticisms of David Pérez “Davicine”:Small details Three Oscar winners –Denzel Washington (Training Day), Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody) and Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) – star in this crime thriller set in Los Angeles in 1990, with the city in check by a serial killer. Directed and written by John Lee Hancock (Meeting Mr. Banks), … Read more

Goodbye to Susana Lanteri, an actress who knew how to make small roles great

The actress Susana Lanteri, with a vast career in film, theater and television, died this sunday September 5, as reported by the Argentine Association of Actors (AAA) on their social networks. I was 86 years old. The causes of his death are unknown, for now, although it transpired that he had been fighting a disease … Read more

‘Small Engine Repair’ Is an Intense Film About What Lengths a Father Will Go to For His Daughter

I love a good indie film. These kinds of films seem to be able to do what a lot of blockbusters, bigger studio-driven movies aren’t able to do. And that really tells a story. There’s no need for flashy cars, wall-to-wall action, or purposely put product placements. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge fan … Read more