CityBeat - Movies http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-83-1-movies.html <![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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<![CDATA[A ‘Wild’ Walk Back From the Razor’s Edge - ]]>

Wild, at times, approximates a fever dream as Strayed wanders along, stumbling (sometimes on the verge of a catastrophic breakdown) into recollections of her past, instances just as wild and dangerous as the moment she finds herself in.

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<![CDATA[With MUBI, the Film Revolution Streams at Home - ]]>

Since signing up, I have embarked on an old-school word of mouth campaign in support of MUBI, whispering in the ears of cineastes in my inner circle, teasing them with hints about its possibilities.

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<![CDATA[The Return of the Horrible (Studio) Bosses - ]]>

The modern-day Stooges — Nick (Jason Bateman), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) and Dale (Charlie Day) — have moved past their initial experiences with their horrible bosses but prove to be ill-prepared to step into boss roles of their own.

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<![CDATA[Relationships Define ‘The Theory of Everything’ - ]]>

The Theory of Everything is an accessible, engaging take on the life of world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking.

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<![CDATA[Tommy Lee Jones: At Home on Either Side of the Camera - ]]>

The Homesman sets out to show us that the West was not won with blazing gun battles. Who is to say the West was “won” at all?

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<![CDATA[A Music Legend Struggles to Hang Onto Himself - ]]>

The genial Campbell, now suffering from Alzheimer’s, shows us the gradual loss of identity, even among a caring community of friends, family and medical professionals doing all they can to keep the decline at bay.

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<![CDATA[The Technical Virtue of Andrea Riseborough - ]]>

Alejandro González Iñárritu’s latest film Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) poses several perplexing challenges.

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<![CDATA[A Master of Art Forgery Eludes Dogged Local Tracker - ]]>

The dynamic between art forger Mark Landis and former museum registrar/Cincinnati resident Matthew Leininger is the mythic and existential stuff of legends.

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<![CDATA[‘Fury’ Fights a Dirty Personal War - ]]>

More than any other contemporary filmmaker, David Ayer is the epitome of a street warrior.

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<![CDATA[Poor Judgment - ]]>

It is obvious why the selection committee for the Toronto International Film Festival tapped The Judge for their opening night slot.

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<![CDATA[Legendary Still Photographer Douglas Kirkland Looks Past the Frames - ]]>

I was able to peruse Kirkland’s latest monograph — Douglas Kirkland: A Life in Pictures — and what struck me, right from the start, was his voice.

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