Cannes 2011 review: Melancholia
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Cannes 2011 review: Melancholia

Searching for answers, waiting for miracles – these seem to be the themes that make…

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Cannes 2011 review: The Tree of Life
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Cannes 2011 review: The Tree of Life

Some films aren‚Äôt designed to be watched and absorbed in two hours. They need repeated…

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Cannes review, The Artist: Love and a Bit with a Dog
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Cannes review, The Artist: Love and a Bit with a Dog

There really aren‚Äôt adequate words to describe the way one feels after watching Michel Hazanavicius‚Äô…

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Cannes 2011 review: Michael
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Cannes 2011 review: Michael

(Watch the trailer for Michael below).) Markus Schleinzer‚Äôs deeply disturbing portrait of a child molester…

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We Need to Talk About Kevin
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We Need to Talk About Kevin

Some Mother’s Son: We Need to Talk About Kevin So many times now we‚Äôve had…

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Cannes 2011: We Need to Talk About Kevin, reviews
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Cannes 2011: We Need to Talk About Kevin, reviews

Sasha’s review will be up shortly. Until then, we’re seeing a range of mostly deep…

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Giamatti, McCarthy & Seachlight score a Win Win
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Giamatti, McCarthy & Seachlight score a Win Win

No surprise critics are finding the golden indie elements of a Sundance premiere, Fox Searchlight,…

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Manohla Dargis & Kenneth Turan rave True Grit
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Manohla Dargis & Kenneth Turan rave True Grit

Best to use the word ‘rave’ sparingly, especially in headlines, but when it’s the right…

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Roger Ebert on True Grit: “A Splendid Western”
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Roger Ebert on True Grit: “A Splendid Western”

Ebert’s 3 1/2-star review phrased in terms of 4-star esteem: I’m describing the story and…

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Critics saddle up for True Grit
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Critics saddle up for True Grit

One more package left to shake, rattle and weigh as the season wraps up, and…

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True Grit: Sentimental Education
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True Grit: Sentimental Education

True Grit fits well into 2010’s slate of films because it is about a reluctant…

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Natalie Portman: The Performance of the Year
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Natalie Portman: The Performance of the Year

Black Swan, Darren Aronofsky’s unflinching swan dive into the world of artistic expression, is a…

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The Way Back
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The Way Back

It is probably a good time to appreciate our freedom. In America, we’re spoiled by…

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127 Hours: It’s Alright, Ma.  I’m Only Bleeding (Review)
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127 Hours: It’s Alright, Ma. I’m Only Bleeding (Review)

There are two kinds of people in the world, those who like survival stories and…

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LATimes & NYTimes meet in the ‘Hereafter’
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LATimes & NYTimes meet in the ‘Hereafter’

The LA Times‘ Kenneth Turan heralds Hereafter with a 5-star review. Though its subject matter…

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The King’s Speech
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The King’s Speech

Great men are often propped up by those behind the scenes. Usually they aren’t give…

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Let Me In earns twin scores of 100 from the trades
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Let Me In earns twin scores of 100 from the trades

The Social Network: Friends in High Places
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The Social Network: Friends in High Places

We’re born alone. We die alone. But in between, we are connected to people. We…

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TIFF reviews in the mix for Never Let Me Go
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TIFF reviews in the mix for Never Let Me Go

Salon‘s Andrew O’Hehir says Never Let Me Go is “meticulous and devastating”: Romanek does so…

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Good early word for Affleck on The Town
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Good early word for Affleck on The Town

sonny points us to a positive reaction from Empire critic Damon Wise in Venice, where…

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