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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 —  


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  


0 Comments · Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Rather than focus on the hype and hysteria of the public life of Princess Diana (Naomi Watts), director Oliver Hirschbiegel (Downfall, The Invasion) zeroes in on Diana’s final two years, defined i  

CAC Screens a Complex Documentary of Murderous Performance Art

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Re-enactments dominate the world of reality television. There is nothing new in the narrative framework of recreating scenes of true events for audiences to grant access to the resonant emotional impact of a situation, a soon-to-be looped moment in time. Sometimes, it is done in the service of memory and perspective.  

Ender's Game

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 30, 2013
This Orson Scott Card science fiction novel has been drifting along in film development hell for years, but finally arrives thanks to writer/director Gavin Hood (Tsotsi and X-Men Origins: Wolverin  

Free Birds

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 30, 2013
I’m not sure, in good conscience, that I can recommend a movie with the aim of taking turkey off the Thanksgiving menu, but Jimmy Hayward (director of Horton Hears a Who! and a member of the ani  

Last Vegas

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 30, 2013
When Billy (Michael Douglas) decides to marry, his old friends Paddy (Robert De Niro), Archie (Morgan Freeman) and Sam (Kevin Kline) take it upon themselves to throw him a typical bachelor’s par  

The Pin

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Writer-director Naomi Jaye (Peep and A Dozen for Lulu) takes audiences on a dramatic journey, beginning with Leah (Milda Gecaite) and Jacob (Grisha Pasternak) in hiding during World War II. The   

Steve McQueen Creates a Complex Human Portrait of Beautiful Brutality

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 30, 2013
From the first moment I walked out of the theater during a private press screening of Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, I knew this film had the potential to spark discussion on the subject and history of race and race relations in the United States.   

The Counselor

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 23, 2013
The Coen Brothers took celebrated novelist Cormac McCarthy down an artfully dark pathway in their adaptation of No Country for Old Men, but one can only imagine that Ridley Scott, working from a scr