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2014/07/30 05:24
2014/07/30 05:24
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Gene Siskel, left, and Roger Ebert in the documentary about Ebert, Life Itself. Screens August 1, 5 Chicago filmmaker Steve James, one of the team that made Hoop Dreams in 1994, documents the life...
2014/07/30 05:24
2014/07/30 05:24
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2014/07/29 23:48
2014/07/29 23:48
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It may be a little strange to see a Christmas-themed movie released in the dog days of summer. But the contrast works to the benefit of Joe Swanberg’s low-key but thoroughly winning domestic comedy...
2014/07/29 17:31
2014/07/29 17:31
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... up crime!” It's the comic battle cry of the Crimson Bolt, a crimefighter garbed in a red patchwork costume and doling out steel-lugged justice to line butters and other scum of his city. Before...
2014/07/28 16:20
2014/07/28 16:20
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There are good to great films that have no hope of muscling aside Dawn of the Planet of the Apes for the box office crown this weekend. Leave that wrestling match to Hercules, the Hollywood...
2014/07/28 13:09
2014/07/28 13:09
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But Thomson’s and Cousins’s books each reference thousands of films. Could the same ground be covered in only 10? For me, the 10 films below make a pretty good fist of it. They’re all from Hollywood,...
2014/07/28 07:30
2014/07/28 07:30
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We all know the score by now with Michael Bay�s Transformers franchise: movie comes out, movie gets slated by critics, movie makes eye-watering sums of money at the global box office. This fourth...
2014/07/26 17:49
2014/07/26 17:49
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... years, 50 films Vol II: The Apartment (1960) We reverse our way into a great, often black comedy by the immortal Billy Wilder Sat, Jul 26, 2014, 17:36 As we mentioned at least once in Volume 1...
2014/07/24 23:38
2014/07/24 23:38
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Ethan Hawke has pointed out that Cage is, “the only actor since Marlon Brando who has successfully done anything new with acting.” It’s a style that came about by design rather than accident. “There...
2014/07/24 22:33
2014/07/24 22:33
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Since his 1991 debut, Slacker, writer/director Richard Linklater has quietly become the most reflective director in American cinema. In the documentary Double Play: Jack Benning and Richard Linklater...
2014/07/24 21:20
2014/07/24 21:20
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The idea of a person bunking the system and taking the law into his own hands has long been a staple of American cinema. Never was it so bluntly portrayed as in “Death Wish,” starring the late Charles...
2014/07/24 20:28
2014/07/24 20:28
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There is no filmmaker, living or deceased, quite like Woody Allen. Since 1969, the quintessential neurotic New Yorker has managed to write and direct one film a year. While quantity doesn't always...
2014/07/24 14:48
2014/07/24 14:48
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Can we all stop making excuses for Woody Allen now? I’m not talking about the twists and turns of his personal life, or the allegations that he abused his daughter decades ago. I don’t know what...
2014/07/24 04:41
2014/07/24 04:41
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The Poseidon Adventure at BUA BUA seems to take the idea of summer “camp” literally. This is the favored season for Buffalo theater legend and grand diva of the BUA stage, Jimmy Janowski, to put on a...
2014/07/23 20:23
2014/07/23 20:23
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Will Ferrell is to be feted at the Deauville American Film Festival in France for his contribution to comedy. The "Anchorman" star joins Jessica Chastain and director James Cameron as honorees at the...
2014/07/20 15:58
2014/07/20 15:58
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Actor James Garner dead at 86 http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2014/07/20/10/23/658-1igZD0.St.156.jpeg|525 Actor James Garner is shown in character in this April 7, 1982 file photo. Actor...
2014/07/20 14:49
2014/07/20 14:49
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The Zero Dark Thirty star will be recognised by the annual French festival - which pays tribute to American cinema - for her career. "For the past few years, we have been paying tribute to those...
2014/07/19 14:23
2014/07/19 14:23
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Proof positive that even the pulpiest piece of fiction can be turned into cinematic gold given the right hand at the helm. Francis Ford Coppola's treatment of Mario Puzo's epic tale of the workings of...
2014/07/19 00:02
2014/07/19 00:02
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The road movie, that asphalt playground of fast cars, masculine prerogative, gangland sprees and occasional feminist cri de coeur, is such a durable American genre that you can fly the idea halfway...
2014/07/18 21:37
2014/07/18 21:37
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Yes, we are in the decades of sexual revolution where sex tapes have catapulted the less talented to stardom. Let me not be the first to tell you that the sexual revolution on the silver screen...
2014/07/18 13:32
2014/07/18 13:32
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Twenty years ago, on a Saturday night in May at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival, Quentin Tarantino brazenly introduced Pulp Fiction to an incredulous audience decked out in formal wear — black tie for...
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