Mick Jagger as art dealer and Claes Bang (“The Square”) as artist team up in “The Burnt Orange Heresy” (review)

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Elizabeth Debicki, Donald Sutherland and Mick Jagger
Directed by Giuseppe Capotondi

It’s a strange time for all of us, and perhaps it’s little wonder that the crop of films being released direct to streaming has itself gotten weird. How else to explain a movie where Mick Jagger plays an arts dealer who may, and this is giving nothing away, actually be the devil in disguise? (in case you don’t guess his name, it is Joseph Cassidy. As Al Pacino observed as Satan in “The Devil’s ... more >

The double hour

New Italian thriller looks and feels like the real thing
Kseniya Rappoport, Filippo Timi and Antonia Truppo
Directed by Giuseppe Capotondi

Plot twists and critical turns are key to making successful thrillers. A successful twist pulls the audience in a specific direction and then seizes what they thought to be true, leaving them dumbfounded and duped - "The Sixth Sense," "Unbreakable," "The Others" and "The Usual Suspects" come to mind well executed plot twists. These are the benchmarks by which other films are beholden to. "The ... more >