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Best Films You Didn’t See in 2011

Best Films You Didn’t See in 2011

| January 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

I don’t see much in the theaters any more, so I can’t provide a Best Movies of the Year list. We have two little girls running about, who keep us very occupied at home. But, that’s just a lame excuse, because if’n I could go to the theater more, I probably wouldn’t anyway. I’ve fallen […]

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47th Annual CIFF: The Kid with a Bike

47th Annual CIFF: The Kid with a Bike

| October 10, 2011

In between childhood and adulthood are the growing pains of adolescence, in which one must struggle to become a mature human being. This is the focal point in The Kid with a Bike, the new film by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, that is an absolute masterpiece and handles the subject gracefully by these two modern […]

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47th Annual CIFF: The Last Rites of Joe May

47th Annual CIFF: The Last Rites of Joe May

| October 5, 2011

The Last Rites of Joe May opens with Dennis Farina as the titular character knocking at the window trying to get some pigeons attention. It gives the audience a look into a man that can relate to the bottom feeders in the city of Chicago because he’s right there with them. The Last Rites of […]

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47th Annual CIFF: Coriolanus

47th Annual CIFF: Coriolanus

| October 5, 2011

Coriolanus is an exercise within the work of Shakespeare that is an absolute masterpiece. Ralph Fiennes pulls double duty in directing and starring in the film as the lead tragic hero and does an excellent job at both. The film is set in modern day, yet retains it’s states of Rome and Volsci and the […]

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47th Annual CIFF: The Artist

47th Annual CIFF: The Artist

| September 28, 2011

Call it an homage to the silent era of cinema, call it a back to basics approach to filmmaking, but one thing is for certain: Michel Hazanavicius’ The Artist is an absolute gem of a film. Jean Dujardin stars as George Valentin, a silent film sensation that wows audiences everywhere. During a premier of his […]

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NEWS – PAUL ON BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK, DVD & DIGITAL DOWNLOAD AUGUST 9, 2011

NEWS – PAUL ON BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK, DVD & DIGITAL DOWNLOAD AUGUST 9, 2011

| June 10, 2011

BUCKLE UP FOR A HILARIOUS ROAD TRIP FROM THE DIRECTOR OF SUPERBAD & THE STARS AND CREATORS OF HOT FUZZ AND SHAUN OF THE DEAD PAUL – OWN THE OUTRAGEOUS UNRATED VERSION NOT SHOWN IN THEATERS ON BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK, DVD & DIGITAL DOWNLOAD AUGUST 9, 2011 “Irreverent and hilarious!” – Sean P. Means, SALT […]

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A.R. Gurney’s “Sylvia” hits the spot

A.R. Gurney’s “Sylvia” hits the spot

| May 31, 2011

As an indie filmmaker living in the Inland Empire in California, my exposure to theater has been more than limited. When I resided in New York and Chicago, I loved to attend plays. Los Angeles’ theater row is small, but it has ton’s of character. The city itself is so large, and theaters litter neighborhoods […]

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Interview: Derek Cianfrance Stages True Love in ‘Blue Valentine’

Interview: Derek Cianfrance Stages True Love in ‘Blue Valentine’

| May 4, 2011

For many moviegoers, Blue Valentine cut close to the bone when it debuted in art house theaters during last year’s Oscar season. The film’s raw and uncompromising depiction of a damaged relationship had the authenticity and visceral impact of an uncommonly intimate documentary. By intercutting between the origins and breakdown of his love story, filmmaker […]

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TriBeCa 2011: Janie Jones

TriBeCa 2011: Janie Jones

| May 1, 2011

Like many a familiar tune, Janie Jones feels like a safe, sweet rendition of a song we’ve known before. But, a good cast goes a long way and thanks a winning duo– Alessandro Nivola and Abigail Breslin– this film avoid stalness. It probably won’t find its way to a very large audience or even get […]

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TriBeCa 2011: ANGEL’S CREST

TriBeCa 2011: ANGEL’S CREST

| April 28, 2011

Occasionally, a chilling, grave portrait of loss, sorrow and regret hits the spot. Angel’s Crest, based on the Leslie Schwartz novel of the same title, navigates through the hearts and minds of the residents of a small, snowy town after a young man’s moment of thoughtlessness leads to tragedy. With her sophomore effort Gaby Dellal […]

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