CityBeat - Movies http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-83-1-movies.html <![CDATA[Period Thriller '’71' Runs All Night Through Belfast - ]]> Streets don’t get much meaner than those of Belfast back in 1971 as the British army all but occupied the territory, caught up in what amounted to terroristic street fights between Catholics and Protestants with few truly innocent bystanders in the middle. ]]> <![CDATA[The Evolution of a Shooter: Pierre Morel and ‘The Gunman’ - ]]>

Movie taglines boast new productions being “From the director of Taken” or “From the cinematographer of The Transporter,” but how many people truly know the name of this mystery moviemaker?

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<![CDATA[A View From the Couch: White Male Anxiety - ]]>

I found myself tuning out a specious subset of the diversity debate regarding the most recent Academy Awards.

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<![CDATA[Songwriter Doc Pomus Featured at ReelAbilities Film Festival - ]]>

It’s been a long, slow journey for Doc Pomus — who died in 1991 without being widely known by the public — to become recognized as one of Rock & Roll’s greatest songwriters ever. But his cause has gained much momentum recently.

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<![CDATA[Characters Make the ‘Second’ Stay Worth the Trip - ]]>

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is all about the innumerable chances life offers, and the fierce fighting spirit that burns in us no matter the age or situation in which we find ourselves.

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<![CDATA[David Cronenberg ‘Maps’ Out His Perverse History Onscreen - ]]>

Maps to the Stars shows what happens when a native like Cronenberg leads the way.

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<![CDATA[New Documentary Explores What it Means to be a Working Artist - ]]>

The criterion of success for artists has always been more complex than for most other professions.

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<![CDATA[‘Still Alice’ Captures the Fading of a Significant Light - ]]>

A new study by the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University, as reported in Variety (Feb. 9), highlights the disparity between perception and reality in respect to women’s onscreen roles in Hollywood.

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<![CDATA[Local Festival Offers Unified and Universal Narratives - ]]>

Audiences outside the scope of the mainstream studio system are sometimes forced to wander along the margins in search of familiar reflections of themselves, honing in on specific stories conceived and produced by members of their communities of origin. 

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<![CDATA[Local Festival Offers Unified and Universal Narratives - ]]>

Once again, the Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival presents award-winning films born within the independent film scene and features appearances by filmmakers as well as special Q&A events with leading scholars in the region.

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<![CDATA[Dardenne Brothers Offer a Raw Look at the Working Class - ]]>

Seemingly spent from months of pimping dozens of Oscar-season hopefuls, the big studios often try to hide their creatively challenged or otherwise flawed releases in the annual cinematic wasteland known as February.

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<![CDATA[Overcoming ‘A Most Violent Year’ - ]]>

Two ideas came to mind as I prepared to critically grapple with A Most Violent Year, the new film from J.C. Chandor (Margin Call and All Is Lost).

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<![CDATA[Hailed ‘National Gallery’ Documentary Comes to CAM - ]]>

The year 2014 has been such a good one for feature films about the visual arts — both fictional and documentaries — that its offerings just won’t end.

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<![CDATA[Watching and Interpreting the Lives of Others - ]]>

Selma captures the life and times of a movement distilled down to a chapter in one man’s journey.

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<![CDATA[The Future Is Now: A Sneak Peek at the Year - ]]>

As a critic or cultural commentator, you are required to turn the page, flip the switch, or do whatever you have to do as quickly (and as smoothly) as possible when it comes to year end/new year coverage.

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<![CDATA[The Top 10 Films of 2014 - ]]>

What you see is what you get, so the saying goes, and that sentiment certainly applies to this year’s list of the 10 best films.

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<![CDATA[From Film to Streaming: Time and Technology Wait for No One - ]]>

Movie culture has undergone a sea change as theaters of every stripe move to digital projection, a turnabout that has had more of an impact than might meet the eye.

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<![CDATA[A Year When Film Tested the Courage of Our Convictions - ]]>

The most apropos summation of 2014 came to me as I was prepping my final lecture of the semester for my University of Cincinnati Journalism course (Writing About Film).

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<![CDATA[‘Into the Woods’ Turns the Spotlight on Recent Musical Adaptations - ]]>

The highly anticipated film adaptation of Into the Woods begins exactly as anyone familiar with the stage musical would expect: with the simple narrated words, “Once upon a time.”

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