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3 Days To Kill

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The career resurgence of Kevin Costner continues under the direction of McG (the one-two punch of Charlie’s Angels and Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle) with the stoic one playing a dying top-not  

Pompeii

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Paul W.S. Anderson (the maestro of mayhem behind the Resident Evil franchise, as well as one-offs like AVP: Alien vs. Predator and the remake of Death Race) seemingly wants to get into the natural dis  

The Last of the Unjust

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Claude Lanzmann, director of Shoah, uncovers and presents the story of Benjamin Murmelstein, the last president of the Theresienstadt Jewish Council. Theresienstadt, as a place, holds the tragic d  

About Last Night

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 12, 2014
This minor Brat Pack classic (based on David Mamet’s play Sexual Perversity in Chicago) from the 1980s gets a cultural makeover and an intriguing upgrade that speaks to contemporary sensibilitie  

Endless Love

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 12, 2014
The story of star-crossed lovers from opposite sides of the tracks gets a new glossy take in director/co-writer (with Joshua Safran) Shana Feste’s remake of Franco Zeffirelli’s Endless Love   

Gloria

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 12, 2014
One of my personal favorites from this past year’s Toronto International Film Festival (where it was announced as Chile’s representative in the race for Best Foreign Language Film at the Acade  

The Wind Rises

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Japanese animation wizard Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, Ponyo) serves up more of his unique brand of visual storytelling that refuses to strip away art for the sake of dumbing down the content to  

RoboCop

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 12, 2014
This Valentine’s weekend offers up a love letter to the 1980s with José Padilha’s reimaging of Paul Verhoeven’s Robocop as the third treat from that seemingly seminal movie decade. As excited a  

Winter's Tale

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Celebrated screenwriter Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind and I Am Legend) turns to novelist Mark Helprin for his first effort at the helm. Winter’s Tale is pure fantasy; the story of Peter Lake (C  

The Great Beauty (La grande bellezza)

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 5, 2014
The Italian representative in the Best Foreign Language pool of nominees from writer-director Paolo Sorrentino (This Must Be The Place and Il Divo) sets its sights on Jep Gambardella (Toni Servillo)  

The Lego Movie

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Recently, a creeping bias has taken hold of me concerning the state of animated features. Because of the creative stranglehold of the Disney-Pixar model, I’ve cooled somewhat to the sterility of  

The Monuments Men

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 5, 2014
George Clooney’s latest multi-hyphenate effort skipped the over-crowded awards season of 2013, which means that its arrival now stands as a treat for adult audiences starved for something other   

Vampire Academy

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Apparently modern teen vampire tales haven’t quite been put to rest, because Vampire Academy swoops in with its rigid divide between the peaceful Moroi, who live quietly among us, and the Strigo  

That Awkward Moment

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Romantic comedy screenwriters want us to believe that love is full of cute challenges, those inconsequential moments blown out of proportion, awaiting simple, declarative resolutions on the path  

I, Frankenstein

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 22, 2014
The Hollywood monster mash-up continues with I, Frankenstein, but at least this time out co-screenwriter and director Stuart Beattie (recognized for the characters in the Pirates of the Caribbean fran