The Big Bad Wolf of Wall Street – Review
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The Big Bad Wolf of Wall Street – Review

“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough,…

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Review Rewind: JC Chandor’s All Is Lost
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Review Rewind: JC Chandor’s All Is Lost

JC Chandor’s Oscar-nominated screenplay, Margin Call, took him ten years to write. It is a…

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Review: The Intelligent Design of Spike Jonze’s Her
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Review: The Intelligent Design of Spike Jonze’s Her

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)i am never without it(anywhere…

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Cuaron’s Masterpiece: The Welcome Pull of Gravity
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Cuaron’s Masterpiece: The Welcome Pull of Gravity

“The body, she says, is subject to the force of gravity. But the soul is…

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12 years a Slave: Ain’t got time to die
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12 years a Slave: Ain’t got time to die

Steve McQueen’s unflinching, almost surreal look at the evils of slavery inevitably pulls us flush…

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Telluride Review: Blue is the Warmest Color
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Telluride Review: Blue is the Warmest Color

Abdellatif Kechiche’s Blue is the Warmest Color is a film I wish I’d seen in my…

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Quick Take on Jason Reitman’s Moving Labor Day
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Quick Take on Jason Reitman’s Moving Labor Day

The love story is really what drives Jason Reitman’s beautifully rendered film Labor Day, which…

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Lee Daniels’ The Butler – Waiting for an Echo
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Lee Daniels’ The Butler – Waiting for an Echo

Oscar Flashback: Woody Allen, Blue Jasmine and A Streetcar Named Desire
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Oscar Flashback: Woody Allen, Blue Jasmine and A Streetcar Named Desire

Now that Blue Jasmine has opened with the best premiere numbers of Woody Allen’s career,…

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Blue Jasmine – I Saw You Standing Alone…
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Blue Jasmine – I Saw You Standing Alone…

The map of Woody’s New York tracked his own meandering transformation from outsider to insider.…

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Blackfish – Revealing Look at Orcas in Captivity
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Blackfish – Revealing Look at Orcas in Captivity

Official site for Blackfish, with screenings and info is here. Most of us don’t know…

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Fruitvale Station rises to rank among the best-reviewed films of the year
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Fruitvale Station rises to rank among the best-reviewed films of the year

Kenneth Turan’s review in the LA Times is of one 7 perfect scores of 100…

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Cannes Review: Payne’s America Unearthed Once Again in Nebraska
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Cannes Review: Payne’s America Unearthed Once Again in Nebraska

Across the wide, bleak expanse of Nebraska Alexander Payne cuts two charcoal figures — Will…

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Cannes Review: La Vie d’Adele (Blue is the Warmest Color)
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Cannes Review: La Vie d’Adele (Blue is the Warmest Color)

Cannes Review: As I Lay Dying
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Cannes Review: As I Lay Dying

I don’t know when it happened exactly – maybe it was his non-performance hosting the…

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Cannes Review: Mack the Knife – Only God Forgives
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Cannes Review: Mack the Knife – Only God Forgives

Nicolas Winding Refn’s follow-up to Drive takes him farther away from traditional narrative and deeper…

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Cannes review. Taking a stand: Takashi Miike’s Shield of Straw
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Cannes review. Taking a stand: Takashi Miike’s Shield of Straw

Audiences will go in to Shield of Straw hoping for something other than what director…

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Craig’s Take: Takashi Miike’s Shield of Straw
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Craig’s Take: Takashi Miike’s Shield of Straw

I’m going into each film here at the festival knowing as little in advance as…

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Cannes review: The Borgman Giveth, the Borgman Taketh Away
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Cannes review: The Borgman Giveth, the Borgman Taketh Away

You have to appreciate a film festival that would put a movie as strange as…

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Cannes review: A Man of Constant Sorrow – Inside Llewyn Davis
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Cannes review: A Man of Constant Sorrow – Inside Llewyn Davis

Those of us who know Bob Dylan’s story well can point to his profound influence…

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