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Santa Maria Sun / Film

This weeks review
A MAN CALLED OTTO
A QUIET PLACE PART II
ALL THAT BREATHES (2022)
AMSTERDAM
ANOTHER ROUND
ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA
BARBARIAN
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BINGEABLE: 1923 (2022-present)
BINGEABLE: A FRIEND OF THE FAMILY (2022)
BINGEABLE: A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN (2022)
BINGEABLE: ANDOR (2022-present)
BINGEABLE: BARRY (2018-present)
BINGEABLE: BLACK BIRD (2022)
BINGEABLE: BLACK SUMMER (2019-2021)
BINGEABLE: CASTLEVANIA (2017-2021)
BINGEABLE: CHEER (2020-present)
BINGEABLE: CUNK ON EARTH (2022)
BINGEABLE: FLEABAG (2016-2019)
BINGEABLE: FLEISHMAN IS IN TROUBLE (2022)
BINGEABLE: HACKS (2021-present)
BINGEABLE: INSIDE MAN (2022)
BINGEABLE: JOE PICKETT (2021)
BINGEABLE: KUNG FU (2021)
BINGEABLE: LAST LIGHT (2022)
BINGEABLE: LIFE & BETH (2022)
BINGEABLE: MAID (2021)
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BINGEABLE: THE RECRUIT (2022)
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BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER
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BLAST FROM THE PAST: WILD AT HEART (1990)
COCAINE BEAR
ENOLA HOLMES 2
GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY
GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S PINOCCHIO
GUILTY PLEASURES: GUNPOWDER MILKSHAKE
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I CARE A LOT
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KNOCK AT THE CABIN
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NEW FLICKS: SIGNIFICANT OTHER
NEW FLICKS: THE FABELMANS
NEW FLICKS: THE GRAY MAN
NEW FLICKS: THE NORTHMAN
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NINE PERFECT STRANGERS (2021)
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PIG
THE BATMAN
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THE MAP OF TINY PERFECT THINGS
THE MENU
THE PAPER TIGERS
THE SUNLIT NIGHT
THE WHALE
THE WOMAN KING
TV REVIEW: BATES MOTEL
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TV REVIEW: THE BOYS
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TV REVIEW: THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT
TV REVIEW: THE LAST KINGDOM
TV REVIEW: THE MIDNIGHT GOSPEL
TV REVIEW: THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT
TV REVIEW: UNDONE
TV REVIEW: WARRIOR
TV REVIEW: WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS
TV REVIEW: ZEROZEROZERO
UNDERRATED: BATMAN BEGINS (2005)
UNDERRATED: ZOLA (2020)
WHITE NOISE

NEW FLICKS: THIRTEEN LIVES

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NEW FLICKS: THIRTEEN LIVES


Where is it playing?: Amazon Prime

What's it rated?: PG-13

User Rating: 0.00 (0 Votes)

Ron Howard directs this true-life drama about a dozen young Thai soccer players and their coach who become trapped in a cave after a monsoon arrives unseasonably early. It was international news when it occurred in 2018 in the Tham Luang Nang Non cave, a popular attraction that’s considered safe during the dry season.

Though I remember the story, I didn’t follow it closely, and if you’re the same, I won’t spoil how it unfolds—but suffice it to say, Howard does a masterful job directing this taut thriller that seemed to fly by despite its nearly 2 1/2 hour run time. I had no idea the lengths required to try to rescue these kids. Some of the first divers to go in expected to find bodies, not live children.

Much of the story centers on British cave rescue divers Rick Stanton (Viggo Mortensen) and John Volanthen (Colin Farrell), who were initially dismissed as amateurs by the Thai SEAL Team that initially entered the cave in search of the boys. Between the authorities in charge, the kids’ parents, the surrounding villagers, and the volunteers, there are deep mines of emotion to explore, and Howard spelunks every crevice. (147 min.)

—Glen Starkey










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