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Movies to See This Week

In a sizzling performance, Woody Harrelson plays a corrupt and brutal LA cop trying to stay alive and out of jail in Rampart. The searing and brilliantly constructed Iranian drama A Separation won the Best Foreign Language Oscar. Joshua Marston, … Continue reading

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All New Movies to See This Week

In a sizzling performance, Woody Harrelson plays a corrupt and brutal LA cop trying to stay alive and out of jail in Rampart. The searing and brilliantly constructed Iranian drama A Separation won the Best Foreign Language Oscar. Safe House … Continue reading

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Movies to See This Week

It’s Oscar Weekend, your chance to catch up with the magical silent romance The Artist, Director Alexander Payne’s (Sideways) family drama The Descendants with George Clooney, Martin Scorsese’s revelatory 3D tale Hugo, the rockem sockem thriller The Girl with the … Continue reading

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Best Shakespeare Movies

After suggesting Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet for Valentine’s Day and commenting on the current release Coriolanus, I decided to make a list of Best Shakespeare Movies.  You may be surprised at who makes my list – and who doesn’t. … Continue reading

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Coriolanus: a hero unsuited

The actor Ralph Fiennes directs and stars in Shakespeare’s Coriolanus.  The title character is a fierce and successful military leader upon whom is thrust political leadership that he has not aspired to and to which he is utterly ill-equipped.  It’s … Continue reading

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Movies to See This Week

Some of the year’s very best films are in theaters now. I especially recommend these four: The Artist: A magical romance given us through the highly original choice of an almost silent film. The Descendants: Director Alexander Payne’s (Sideways) family … Continue reading

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Upcoming Oscar bait

I recently updated  Movies I’m Looking Forward To, where you can see descriptions and trailers of upcoming films.  I’ve included some Oscar bait coming out just before the end of 2011, including: A Dangerous Method:  David Cronenberg’s tale of Freud … Continue reading

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A breakthrough year for Jessica Chastain

If any new face has broken through in 2011, it’s the actress Jessica Chastain.  First, she delivered a fine performance as an enabling 1950s mom in the most coherent part of The Tree of Life.  This week, she followed that … Continue reading

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