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A History of Violence: THE LOOK OF SILENCE Film Review

By at July 31, 2015 | 12:07 am | 0 Comment

A History of Violence: THE LOOK OF SILENCE Film Review

4.5 / 5 stars In the bizarre Oscar-nominated documentary The Act of Killing, filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer met with some of the most vicious and infamous killers of the 1960s Indonesian genocide. In his second feature about those atrocities, it’s not Oppenheimer conducting the questioning, but someone with far more at stake. The result is a quiet marvel of more...

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Poster and New US Trailer for Ukranian Shocker THE TRIBE

By at June 1, 2015 | 10:08 pm | 0 Comment

Poster and New US Trailer for Ukranian Shocker THE TRIBE

This weekend, a colleague asked the collective movie-critic world: What's the one Summer 2015 film you most want to see? My answer was fast. The Tribe. If film is supposed to entertain, enthrall and challenge in progressively inventive ways (oh, and it is, by the way), this Ukranian international award-winner is my pick. Just think, all those idiots who say they don't more...

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New on Blu-ray: The Fury of WHIPLASH

By at March 3, 2015 | 10:55 pm | 1 Comments

New on Blu-ray: The Fury of WHIPLASH

4.5 / 5 stars After winning just about every award available to a supporting actor, J.K. Simmons has become the eternal face of Whiplash, and rightfully so. It's his face that strikes fear into the hearts of the film's conservatory students, his searing visage looming like a dark, angry tornado in just about every scene he's in. Simmons elevates the character of music more...

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Bennett Miller, Biographies, and FOXCATCHER

By at July 7, 2014 | 9:19 pm | 0 Comment

Bennett Miller, Biographies, and FOXCATCHER

Bennett Miller knows reality. Although the filmmaker has just two feature-length movies under his belt, he's already exhibited a remarkable storytelling skill, an ability to tell based-in-truth events from just the right angle. The proof? Capote, starring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in some of the most unlikely casting of the last decade, and Moneyball, a winning more...

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