“The past is gone, the show kept reminding us. The Return was ultimately an anti-nostalgic nostalgia revival about how you can’t go home again. Lynch and Frost repeatedly, adamantly denied the comforts of the familiar, sidelined old regulars in favor of new creations and kept their most beloved character comatose for the first sixteen hours. That’s nerve.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 09/04/2017
TULIP FEVER * *
Starring Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan, Christoph Waltz, Zach Galifianakis and Judi Dench. Screenplay by Deborah Moggach and Tom Stoppard. Directed by Justin Chadwick.
“We could read the scene as a sad visualization of the underclass (both homeless men of pointedly different races) fighting amongst themselves over nothing while their oppressors prosper. Or it could just be that Carpenter had cast a wrestler in his movie and wanted to give the guy a chance to strut his stuff. To be a fan of They Live is to realize it can be both.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 09/01/2017
“Like most comedy sequels, it cranks everything up a few notches thinking audiences won’t be satisfied unless they get a louder and more outrageous version of what they enjoyed last time. And like most comedy sequels, it’s pretty lousy. There’s nowhere for this movie to go except bigger, bloodier and more ridiculous. And believe me, it gets there.” – North Shore Movies, 09/01/2017