Tag Archives: The Tree of Life

Few big surprises in the Oscar nods

The Oscar nominations are out, and there are few of the head scratching inclusions and omissions that we frequently see.  Of the Best Picture nominations, The Artist, The Descendants, Hugo and Midnight in Paris all made my Best Movies of … Continue reading

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2011 in Movies: biggest disappointments

1.  I haven’t seen Killer Joe, Restless and Tyrannosaur becuase they haven’t been released where I live.  And I haven’t seen Oslo August 3, The Kid on the Bike, Paul Williams Still Alive, Natural Selection, Polisse and Little White Lies … 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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Movies to See Right Now

My top choice choice this week is still the Irish dark comedy The Guard, starring Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle. There are three movies now in theaters from my list of Best Movies of 2011 – So Far, including Woody … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

The best choice in theaters this week is the Irish dark comedy The Guard, starring Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle. There are three movies now in theaters from my list of Best Movies of 2011 – So Far, including Woody … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

What a summer for documentaries!  Errol Morris’ documentary Tabloid delivers the hilarious story of Joyce McKinney, a beauty queen jailed for manacling a Mormon missionary as her sex slave.  The riveting documentary Project Nim tells the story of a chimp … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

Watch for the original and heartfelt teen misfit movie Terri – it won’t remain in theaters very long. Errol Morris’ documentary Tabloid delivers the hilarious story of Joyce McKinney, a beauty queen jailed for manacling a Mormon missionary as her … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

The cream of the crop are still the sweet, funny and thoughtful comedies Beginners and Midnight in Paris, along with the riveting documentary Project Nim.  Buck is a wonderful documentary about a real-life horse whisperer with a compelling human story.  … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

The cream of the crop are still the sweet, funny and thoughtful comedies Beginners and Midnight in Paris, along with the riveting documentary Project Nim. All three are on my list of Best Movies of 2011 – So Far. Buck … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

This week, the best choices are still the sweet, funny and thoughtful Beginners and Midnight in Paris. This week’s Project Nim is one of the year’s best documentaries.  If you have kids, Pixar’s Cars 2 is an excellent choice (adults … Continue reading

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