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Movies to See Right Now

Okay, I’m exhausted from Cinequest, and the Oscar movies have drifted out of the theaters for the most part, so here we go: The little British drama The Sense of an Ending, with Jim Broadbent, Harriet Walter and Charlotte Rampling, … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

It’s time for the Oscars, so you really should watch the year’s best film (and Oscar favorite) Boyhood if you haven’t seen it yet. It’s available on DVD from Netflix and streaming from Amazon Instant, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube, Google Play … Continue reading

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12 movie classics coming up on TV

Turner Classic Movies is celebrating the Oscars with its annual 31 Days of Oscars, filling its broadcast schedule with Academy Award-winning films.   On this Thursday through Sunday, the TCM lineup is especially rich, including these gems: Seven Days in May: … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

The best new movie is Steven Soderbergh’s psychological thriller Side Effects with Rooney Mara, Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones.  In Stand Up Guys, Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin play old mobsters gearing up for one last surge of … Continue reading

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Patriotic Movies for the 4th of July

I haven’t found any other acceptable lists of patriotic movies.  Other lists tend to be less patriotic and more jingoistic and nationalistic, less about celebrating the essential American values and triumphs (sometimes triumphs over ourselves) than about dominating some furriners … Continue reading

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Coming up on TV: Seven Days in May

“I’m suggesting Mr President, there’s a military plot to take over the Government of these United States, next Sunday…” John Frankenheimer (The Manchurian Candidate) is a master of the thriller, and his 1964 Seven Days in May is a masterpiece … Continue reading

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Updated Movies to See Right Now

The Must See films in theaters this week remain Inside Job and The Social Network. Hereafter and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest are also good choices.  Morning Glory (more tomorrow) is a passable comedy. Charles Ferguson’s brilliant documentary … Continue reading

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This week's Movies To See

Mademoiselle Chambon is the year’s best romance, and very worth seeking out;  The lovers are beautifully acted by Vincent Lindon and Sandrine Kiberlaine in two of the very finest performances of the year.  I’m still pushing the hardhitting documentary The … Continue reading

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For the 4th of July Weekend – Ten Patriotic Movies

I haven’t found any other acceptable lists of patriotic movies.  Other lists tend to be less patriotic and more jingoistic and nationalistic, less about celebrating the essential American values and triumphs (sometimes triumphs over ourselves) than about dominating some furriners … Continue reading

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