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Black Nativity

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 26, 2013
This musical-drama from writer-director Kasi Lemmons (based on the work of Langston Hughes) tags along with a Baltimore teen (Jacob Latimore), who is sent to New York to stay with his grandparents  

The Book Thief

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Markus Zusak’s novel about a young girl (Sophie Nélisse) struggling to survive the horrors of Germany during the second world war by stealing books and passing them along gets adapted by screen  

Homefront

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 26, 2013
When a former DEA agent (Jason Statham) settles down with his family in a small town, you just know he’s not going to be able to keep out of trouble, especially when the head troublemaker, a met  

Oldboy

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 26, 2013
What happens to a man (Josh Brolin) after he has been kidnapped and sequestered for 20 years, then mysteriously released? More than likely he’s going to want to find out whom orchestrated his li  

Delivery Man

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Advance word proclaims that Vince Vaughn finally settles into a maturing presence as David Wozniak, caught in the seemingly inescapable grasp of arrested development but upended by the knowledge t  

Dallas Buyers Club

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 20, 2013
 Dallas Buyers Club serves as the latest yellow brick on the road to career redemption for Matthew McConaughey. Remember the silly romcoms with Kate Hudson (How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days), Jen  

Let The Fire Burn

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Jason Osder, an assistant professor with George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs, dives headfirst into topical documentary filmmaking with this examination into the May  

The Best Man Holiday

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Writer-director Malcolm D. Lee gathers all of the usual suspects from his breakout comedy The Best Man for a follow-up that reunites them 15 years later at a holiday gathering that promises to rek  

Blue is the Warmest Color

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The coming-of-age narrative tends to come alive for audiences in its reflection and recollection for us of situations and memories that simply cannot be denied. We long to relive our own experie  

Great Expectations

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Like William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, Great Expectations from Charles Dickens seems to bubble up once every generation or so, offering an adaptive look at our times. This time, the reliable  

Kill Your Darlings

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 13, 2013
As literary advice, the notion that beleaguered writers must be willing to “kill your darlings” in order to find the truth in a passage or overall story is daring indeed. Striking that lovel  

Thor: The Dark World

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 6, 2013
The mighty god-like Avenger (Chris Hemsworth) returns for a second solo outing, facing a foe named Malekith (Christopher Eccleston), an exiled dark elf lord from one of the nine realms, awakened a  

About Time

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Love is in the air again in the latest film from writer-director Richard Curtis (Love Actually), but this time he’s interested in exploring the multiple facets of the splendored emotional state.  

All Is Lost

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 6, 2013
The Cornel West Reader, as regular readers know, serves as a touchstone for me. The good professor acknowledges being driven, in his philosophical and academic endeavors, to define three ideas —  

Capital

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 6, 2013
The world of investment banking and hostile takeovers provides the setting for writer-director Costa-Gavras’ examination of the dynamic between a newly appointed CEO (Gad Elmaleh) and the Americ