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'Charlie Countryman' Finds Love and Trouble Abroad

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 13, 2013
What are we supposed to expect from a character named Charlie Countryman played by Shia LaBeouf? Sure, LaBeouf sports a ratty hipster beard and stringy, unwashed dark locks and displays the unfortunate penchant of baring his body at the drop of a hat, which means he’s wandering down a decidedly different and more unsavory path than when we last saw him leading the charge alongside the Autobots in the first Transformers trilogy from Michael Bay.  

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 —  


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