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The Woodmans

The Woodmans

Shannon Gramas January 20, 2011 1

The Woodmans Dir: C. Scott Willis Rating: 2.5/5.0 Lorber Films 80 Minutes With the recent spate of documentaries (Exit Through the Gift Shop, Catfish, I’m Still Here, et. al.) being greeted with varying degrees

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I’m Dangerous with Love

I’m Dangerous with Love

Lauren Westerfield January 19, 2011 0

I’m Dangerous with Love Dir: Michel Negroponte Rating: 2.3/5.0 First Run Features 84 Minutes I’m Dangerous with Love is filled to the brim with intriguing details and exploratory potential. Unfortunately, director Michel Negroponte opts

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A Somewhat Gentle Man

A Somewhat Gentle Man

Nathan Kamal January 18, 2011 0

A Somewhat Gentle Man Dir: Hans Petter Moland Rating: 3.7/5.0 Strand Releasing Hans Petter Moland’s new comedy film opens with the titular protagonist staring at prison gates from the inside. Despite his hulking build,

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Nénette

Nénette

Danny Djeljosevic January 18, 2011 0

Nénette Dir: Nicolas Philibert Rating: 3.0/5.0 Kino Lorber 67 Minutes Nénette is the ultimate primate fetishist’s film: more than an hour of long, uninterrupted takes of orangutans in captivity just grabbing and eating things,

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Blue Valentine

Blue Valentine

David Harris January 17, 2011 0

Blue Valentine Dir: Derek Cianfrance Rating: 4.7/5.0 The Weinstein Company 114 Minutes Blue Valentine begins at the beginning of the end. Dean (Ryan Gosling) and Cindy (Michelle Williams) awake to find their dog missing,

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The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

Andrei Alupului January 13, 2011 0

The Green Hornet Dir: Michel Gondry Rating: 2.9/5.0 Columbia Pictures 108 Minutes What kind of a superhero movie would this be if the issue of responsibility wasn’t, at some point, halfheartedly brought up and

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Plastic Planet

Plastic Planet

Dan Seeger January 12, 2011 0

Plastic Planet Dir: Werner Boote Rating: 2.5/5.0 First Run Features 99 Minutes “We are the children of the age of plastic,” intones Werner Boote in the opening minutes of his new documentary. It has

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The Time That Remains

The Time That Remains

Jesse Cataldo January 11, 2011 0

The Time That Remains Dir: Elia Suleiman Rating: 4.1/5.0 IFC Films 109 Minutes A comprehensive history of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, spanning from 1948 to the present, might seem like a heavy proposition, packed to

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Revisit: Modern Times

Revisit: Modern Times

David Harris January 10, 2011 0

Revisit: Modern Times Dir: Charlie Chaplin 1936 Revisit is a series of reviews highlighting past releases that now deserve a second look. Modern Times, Charlie Chaplin’s last film as the Little Tramp and his

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Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune

Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune

Dan Seeger January 10, 2011 0

Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune Dir: Kenneth Bowser Rating: 3.3/5.0 First Run Features 97 Minutes Like most music documentaries, Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune was clearly crafted by a true believer. Phil

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