Cannes Review. Not Gone, Not Forgotten: The Past
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Cannes Review. Not Gone, Not Forgotten: The Past

William Faulkner once wrote, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” This is…

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Craig’s Take: Asghar Farhadi’s The Past
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Craig’s Take: Asghar Farhadi’s The Past

Cannes review: Fruitvale Station reveals an atrocity of American injustice
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Cannes review: Fruitvale Station reveals an atrocity of American injustice

This Side of Paradise: The Bling Ring
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This Side of Paradise: The Bling Ring

In twenty years or so — after we sift through the rubble of three decades…

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Cannes review: Jeune et Jolie
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Cannes review: Jeune et Jolie

A young and beautiful woman has untold amounts of power over men and most women…

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Cannes review: Amat Escalante’s Heli
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Cannes review: Amat Escalante’s Heli

Barcelona-born, Mexico City-raised Amat Escalante is three for three with Cannes. His first two films,…

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Cannes review: Gatsby for a Frantic Age
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Cannes review: Gatsby for a Frantic Age

Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby is not a great film. It has moments of greatness,…

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A.O. Scott: The Great Gatsby, Interpreted
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A.O. Scott: The Great Gatsby, Interpreted

Under the New York Times headline “Shimmying Off the Literary Mantle,” A.O. Scott reminds us…

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First reviews for The Great Gatsby emerge
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First reviews for The Great Gatsby emerge

Scott Foundas, Variety Of course, to accuse Luhrmann (who also co-wrote the screenplay with frequent…

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To the Wonder …
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To the Wonder …

by Les Phillips TO THE WONDER (2013, Terrence Mallick). Everyone wondered what TREE OF LIFE…

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The Croods
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The Croods

House of Cards – the Power of One
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House of Cards – the Power of One

(minor spoilers) Away from the light and into the darkness the cutthroat tragedy of House…

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Cloud Atlas: Appetite of the Soul
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Cloud Atlas: Appetite of the Soul

“The urge to transcend self-conscious selfhood is, as I have said, a principal appetite of…

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Life of Pi: Into the Mystic
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Life of Pi: Into the Mystic

“Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked…

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Oscarwatch: 15 of 2012’s Rising Stars
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Oscarwatch: 15 of 2012’s Rising Stars

Each year, a handful of new faces, and occasionally old ones, revel in the celebratory…

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The Master Review: A Child Said, What is the Grass?
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The Master Review: A Child Said, What is the Grass?

Trades break Prometheus embargo
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Trades break Prometheus embargo

Embargo blown. Nothing new. Variety and THR typically play with a disregard for rules that…

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Fincher’s Dragon Tattoo: What it Feels Like for a Girl
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Fincher’s Dragon Tattoo: What it Feels Like for a Girl

Men Who Hate Women. That’s what Stieg Larsson called his book, which then became The…

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War Horse reviews
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War Horse reviews

Solid reviews for War Horse are being rounded up on Metacritic.  Highlights from  few of…

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War Horse – So Perfect, So Flawed
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War Horse – So Perfect, So Flawed

It began the year being perceived as the film that would take down Oscar, along…

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