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The World In This 'Cloud'

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 24, 2012
I had to catch myself in Toronto during the festival press screening of Cloud Atlas, the new film from Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis (Andy and Lana), and carefully consider what it would mean to define their adaptation of David Mitchell’s book as “novelistic.”   

The Way Back (Review)

True-life drama anchored by an intense Colin Farrell

0 Comments · Monday, January 24, 2011
Colin Farrell brings a charged thrill to Peter Weir's epic drama about a group of prisoners who escape from a Siberian gulag and walk 4,000 miles to India to secure their freedom. Grade: B.  

Crossing Over (Review)

Writer/director Wayne Kramer traffics in immigrant collisions

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 25, 2009
With so much drama and so many crossed narrative lines, the comparisons to 'Traffic' and 'Crash' will seem blatant and overplayed, but the aim here is more tightly focused than it might initially seem. There's a lush, overgrown forest, but the tallest tree in the center is Max Brogan (Harrison Ford). He comes to illustrate all sides of the immigration debate without merely flip-flopping between positions. Grade: C.  

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