Day: 29 December 2022

Film Review: The Fabelmans; this is Spielberg’s story, and we’re privileged to be along for the ride

December 29, 2022

“Mommy and Daddy will be right next to you the whole time.” From the opening line of dialogue in Steven Spielberg‘s The Fabelmans, an autobiographical coming-of-age tale that boasts itself as his first writing credit since A.I. some two decades prior, we get a sense of what’s to come as, outside a New Jersey movie house in the early […]

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Interview: Manuel Garcia-Rulfo on being recommended by Tom Hanks for A Man Called Otto and finally playing a nice guy on screen

December 29, 2022

As the lead in Netflix’s The Lincoln Lawyer and flexing a more intimidating muscle on screen in films such as The Magnificent Seven, Sicario: Day of the Soldado, and Sweet Girl, it’s a welcome change when Manuel Garcia-Rulfo arrives in A Man Called Otto, beaming an infectious smile and displaying effortless charm. Said smile and […]

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Film Review: A Man Called Otto continually finds a warm light throughout its surprisingly dark navigation

December 29, 2022

Welcome back, Mr. Hanks. After adopting a not-so-easy to digest accent and exaggerated acting style in Baz Luhrmann’s divisive Elvis, and whatever the hell that adaptation of (not Guillermo del Toro’s) Pinocchio was, America’s loveable dad has returned for another of his committed, affable turns in Marc Foster‘s A Man Called Otto; which is rather […]

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