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Short Redhead Reel Reviews date from 1986 to present. This main page lists the five most recent film reviews. To view a complete list of all films reviewed this month, see Previous Reviews on the right.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
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Hunt, The
  R   2020
  After an eclectic group of twelve allegedly deplorable strangers (Justin Hartley, Betty Gilpin, Sturgill Simpson, Emma Roberts, Ethan Suplee, Wayne Duvall, Jason Kirkpatrick, Sylvia Grace Crim, et al.) from different states are drugged and wake up in a field in this suspenseful, Tarintino-esque, violent, well-paced, action-packed, humor-dotted, predictable, star-studded (Glenn Howerton, J. C. MacKenzie, Macon Blair, Dean J. West, and Kate Nowlin), satirical, 89-minute thriller adapted from Richard Connelly’s 1924 short story The Most Dangerous Game, they find themselves the target of elusive hunters (Amy Madigan, Reed Birney, Hilary Swank, Ike Barinholtz, Steve Coulter, Steve Mokate, Teri Wyble, et al.) staying at The Manor.

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I Still Believe
  PG   2020
  A moving, factually based, gut-wrenching, heart-tugging, inspirational, star-dotted (Melissa Roxburgh,Tanya Christiansen, Abigail Cowen, Gregory Hobson, and Hali Everette), 115-minute film highlighted by Christian music and based on Jeremy Camp’s memoir in which the 20-year-old Christian singer (J. K. Apa) leaves his family (Gary Sinise, Shania Twain, and Reuben Dodd) in Indiana to attend a religious college in California in 1999 where he begins his Christian music career after meeting another singer (Nathan Parsons) and then meets the love of his life beautiful student Melissa Lynn Henning (Britt Robertson), but their love story is short lived when she tragically dies of cancer four-and-a-half months after their wedding in Oct. 2000.

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Wendy
  PG-13   2020
  When a free-spirited, young girl (Devin France) and her twin brothers (Gage and Gavin Naquin) run away from their short order cook mother (Shay Walker) and follow an African-American boy (Yashua Mack) on board a train in this quirky, arty, disappointing, convoluted, 112-minute fantasy film highlighted with wonderful photography and weirdly adapted from the J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan classic, they end up on a mysterious volcanic island with a gigantic motherly ocean worm where time and age have no meaning and the Lost Boys (Krzysztof Meyn, et al.) fend for themselves while struggling to keep hope and imagination alive and well and the desperate elderly try to return to their youth.

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Traitor, The
  R   2020
  [Subtitled] [Plays March 13 at MSP Film Society at the St. Anthony on Main Theater; for information, log on to info@mspfilm.org or call 612/331-7563.] Bellocchio’s captivating, factually based, well-acted, insightful, violent, 135-minute, 2019 film that is highlighted by terrific cinematography and chronicles the tumultuous life of no-nonsense Sicilian Mafia soldier Tommasco Buscetta (Pierfrancesco Favino) who moves to Rio de Janeiro with his third wife (Fernanda Cândido) and family in an effort to protect his the while his sons (Gabriele and Paride Cicirello) and brother (Ada Nisticò) are viciously gunned down in Italy and after the Brazilian police arrest him, he is extradited to Rome where he becomes a hated, traitorous informant by “spilling the beans” to Judge Giovanni Falcone (Fausto Russo Alesi) to take down vindictive, revenge-fueled, murdering, heroin-trafficking members of the Cosa Nostra family, including Totò Riina (Nicola Cali), Pippo Calò (Fabrizio Ferracane), Salvatore Contorno (Luigo Lo Cascio), and Stefano Bontate (Goffredo Maria Bruno), during the exhausting 7-year trial in Palermo, Sicily, that began in 1986.

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Banker, The
  PG-13   2020
  A captivating, factually based, entertaining, inspirational, well-acted, star-dotted (Colm Meaney, Jessie T. Usher, Gregory Alan, Travis West, Michael Harney, and Jaylon Gordon), 2-hour film in which brilliant, ambitious, savvy, African-American real estate investor Bernard Garrett (Anthony Mackie) moves to Los Angeles from Texas with his devoted wife (Nia Long) in 1954, becomes partners with golden-tongued entrepreneurial investor and nightclub owner Joe Morris (Samuel L. Jackson) and together hire quick-learning, blue collar, white construction worker Matt Steiner (Nicholas Hoult), who married a waitress (Taylor Black), to act as the front man in real estate deals while they pose as a chauffeur and a janitor, and eventually the empire comes under the scrutiny of the Federal government after they become the first African-American bank owners and two of the wealthiest businessmen in the United States.


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