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Green Lantern

Green Lantern

Shannon Gramas June 16, 2011 0

Green Lantern Dir: Martin Campbell Rating: 1.7/5.0 Warner Bros. 105 Minutes I guess I’ll never learn. I am a 34-year-old man, a grownup, for God’s sake, a person who commutes and sits at a

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Battle for Brooklyn

Battle for Brooklyn

Dan Seeger June 15, 2011 0

Battle for Brooklyn Dir: Michael Galinsky and Suki Hawley Rating: 3.6/5.0 Rooftop Films 93 Minutes It would be nice to think of urban renewal projects being implemented chiefly with the public good in mind.

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The Trip

The Trip

Jesse Cataldo June 14, 2011 0

The Trip Dir: Michael Winterbottom Rating: 4.1/5.0 IFC Films 110 Minutes In line with his role as the voice of reason and good sense in this exhausting, melancholy comedy, Rob Brydon offers the thesis

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Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?

Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?

Shannon Gramas June 13, 2011 0

Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us? Dir: Taggart Siegel Rating: 4.4/5.0 Collective Eye Films 83 Minutes What is a bee? We all think we know – we’ve swatted them away

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Trollhunter

Trollhunter

Nick Hanover June 12, 2011 0

Trollhunter Dir: André Øvredal Rating: 3.6/5.0 Magnet 90 Minutes In the right hands, the mockumentary format can be an incredibly effective device for horror. Dropped into the literal POV of a character, horror fans

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Super 8

Super 8

David Harris June 9, 2011 0

Super 8 Dir: J.J. Abrams Rating: 3.0/5.0 Paramount Pictures 112 Minutes Even when Steven Spielberg produces a film it still has his directorial fingerprints all over it. Look no further than ’80s fare such

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Viva Riva!

Viva Riva!

Dan Seeger June 8, 2011 0

Viva Riva! Dir: Djo Munga Rating: 3.8/5.0 Music Box Films 98 Minutes A gas shortage is crippling the already destitute city of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. After 10 years away

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Bride Flight

Bride Flight

Nathan Kamal June 7, 2011 0

Bride Flight Dir: Ben Sombogaart Rating: 2.7/5.0 Music Box Films 130 Minutes Like many films “inspired” by historical events, director Ben Sombogaart’s Bride Flight is less concerned with history than how it can be

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Revisit: Diabolique

Revisit: Diabolique

David Harris June 7, 2011 0

Revisit: Diabolique Dir: Henri-Georges Clouzot 1955 Revisit is a series of reviews highlighting past releases that now deserve a second look. Henri-Georges Clouzot occupies a strange place in French film history. He may be

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Film Socialisme

Film Socialisme

Shannon Gramas June 6, 2011 0

Film Socialisme Dir: Jean-Luc Godard Rating: 4.6/5.0 Lorber Films 97 Minutes There is a scene in Jean-Luc Godard’s Two Or Three Things I Know About Her (1967) that anticipates much of his future work,

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