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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