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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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If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle

If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle

Andrei Alupului January 9, 2011 0

If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle Dir: Florin Serban Rating: 4.5/5.0 Film Movement 94 Minutes The value of If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle, Romania’s official Oscar entry for this year, is

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Somewhere

Somewhere

David Harris January 6, 2011 0

Somewhere Dir: Sofia Coppola Rating: 2.0/5.0 Focus Features 97 Minutes In 2003, Sofia Coppola won over audiences with her sophomore feature Lost in Translation. Featuring a winning performance by Bill Murray and star making

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The Red Chapel

The Red Chapel

Danny Djeljosevic January 6, 2011 0

The Red Chapel Dir: Mads Brügger Rating: 3.7/5.0 Kino Lorber 88 Minutes Here’s what I know about North Korea: it is a mysterious dictatorship run by a stout man in sunglasses and a jumpsuit

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Secret Sunshine

Secret Sunshine

Lauren Westerfield January 5, 2011 0

Secret Sunshine Dir: Lee Chang-dong Rating: 3.9/5.0 IFC Films 142 Minutes Considering its direction at the hand of former South Korean Minister of Culture Lee Chang-dong, it is no wonder that Secret Sunshine comes

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