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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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2011 in Movies: foreign films

It was another year in which foreign cinema was essential (although not as great as years past).  Three of the nominees for the 2010 Best Foreign Language Oscar were released in the US this year: Incendies , Dogtooth and the … Continue reading

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Movie to See Right Now

There are some good choices on the long holiday weekend.    Like Crazy is a romance, pure and not so simple. J. Edgar, Clint Eastwood’s interesting take on J. Edgar Hoover’s twisted psyche has some fine performances, but draaaaags. In contrast, … Continue reading

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A special DVD of the Week for the long weekend

Want to curl up with some DVDs for the long weekend?  It’s a great chance to catch up with some of the year’s best.  Here are three from my Best Movies of 2011 – So Far: the wonderfully sweet Beginners, … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

As we go deeper into autumn, we’re getting quite the menu of movie choices.  Like Crazy is a romance, pure and not so simple. PBS is featuring the top rate British spy drama Page Eight on this week’s Masterpiece Contemporary. … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

50/50 is an engaging cancer comedy with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen. Margin Call is a taut financial meltdown drama with superb performances by Jeremy Irons, Paul Bettany and Stanley Tucci. Pedro Almodovar’s The Skin I Live In is a … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

  If you can still find it, don’t miss Take Shelter, Jeff Nichols’ brilliant tale of a psychotic breakdown with Oscar-worthy performances by Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain. One of the Best Movies of 2011 – So Far. 50/50 is … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

The best of the current crop of films is Take Shelter, Jeff Nichols’ brilliant tale of a psychotic breakdown with Oscar-worthy performances by Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain.  One of the Best Movies of 2011 – So Far. 50/50 is … Continue reading

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All New: Movies to See Right Now

The best of the current crop of films is Take Shelter , Jeff Nichols’ brilliant tale of a psychotic breakdown with Oscar-worthy performances by Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain.  One of the Best Movies of 2011 – So Far. 50/50 … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

In the theaters, I still strongly recommend, The Guard the Irish dark comedy starring Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle. Sarah’s Key is an excellent drama starring Kristin Scott Thomas as a journalist investigating very personal aspects of a French episode … Continue reading

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