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Movies to See this Week

My top pick this week is Monsieur Lazhar, the story of French-Canadian fifth graders recovering from a traumatic experience with their replacement teacher, an Algerian immigrant.  It’s an emotionally compelling film that was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Oscar. … Continue reading

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DVD of the Week: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

I loved the 2010 Swedish version (it was #8 on my list of the year’s best) and had very high hopes for this film by David Fincher (The Social Network, Zodiac, Fight Club).  Those hopes have been fulfilled and Dragon … Continue reading

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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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Movies to See This Week

The best films in theaters are 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 Dragon Tattoo, and … 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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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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2011 in Movies: the year’s best movies

Here’s my list of the best films of 2011: 1)  Incendies, 2) Take Shelter, 3) The Artist, 4) The Descendants, 5) Poetry, 6) Midnight in Paris, 7) Beginners, 8) Source Code, 9) Young Adult, and 10) (tie) The Girl with the … Continue reading

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Your Holiday Movie Guide

As usual, some of the year’s very best films have been released for the Holidays.  I especially recommend these three: The Artist:  A magical romance given us through the highly original choice of an almost silent film. The Descendants:  Director … Continue reading

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Spoiler Alert: comparing the two Dragon Tattoos

Again – this post contains spoilers. I liked both versions of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – the 2010 Swedish and the 2011 American.  Both made my top ten lists at the end of the year.  Still, they are … Continue reading

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Fincher keeps the thrill in “thriller”

I loved last year’s Swedish version (it was #8 on my list of the year’s best) and had very high hopes for this film by David Fincher (The Social Network, Zodiac, Fight Club).  Those hopes have been fulfilled. The Girl … Continue reading

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