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Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen

Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen

Lauren Westerfield April 25, 2011 0

Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen Dir: Andrew Lau Rating: 2.2/5.0 Variance Films 106 Minutes You’ve probably seen it in a movie before: a sumptuous nightclub full of beautiful women, dangerous

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Revisit: The Times of Harvey Milk

Revisit: The Times of Harvey Milk

David Harris April 25, 2011 0

Revisit: The Times of Harvey Milk Dir: Robert Epstein 1984 Revisit is a series of reviews highlighting past releases that now deserve a second look. In 2008, Gus van Sant and Sean Penn brought

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The Greatest Movie Ever Sold

The Greatest Movie Ever Sold

David Harris April 24, 2011 0

The Greatest Movie Ever Sold Dir: Morgan Spurlock Rating: 2.4/5.0 Sony Pictures Classics 85 Minutes More than anything else, Morgan Spurlock’s The Greatest Movie Ever Sold will prompt a debate over “selling out” versus

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Water For Elephants

Water For Elephants

Shannon Gramas April 21, 2011 0

Water For Elephants Dir: Francis Lawrence Rating: 2.5/5.0 20th Century Fox 122 Minutes Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen is one of those novels that seemed destined to become a movie, based solely on

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The Imperialists Are Still Alive!

The Imperialists Are Still Alive!

Dan Seeger April 20, 2011 0

The Imperialists Are Still Alive! Dir: Zeina Durra Rating: 3.5/5.0 IFC Films 91 Minutes The world is a big place, except when it isn’t. The feature debut from writer-director Zeina Durra addresses and embraces

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American: The Bill Hicks Story

American: The Bill Hicks Story

David Harris April 19, 2011 0

American: The Bill Hicks Story Dir: Matt Harlock and Paul Thomas Rating: 3.0/5.0 Variance Films 102 Minutes American: The Bill Hicks Story is a serviceable, rather surface-deep look at the man many considered one

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The Princess of Montpensier

The Princess of Montpensier

Shannon Gramas April 18, 2011 0

The Princess of Montpensier Dir: Bertrand Tavernier Rating: 3.3/5.0 IFC Films 139 Minutes Based on a little-known novella written in 1622 by Madame de Lafayette, The Princess of Montpensier is an entirely admirable attempt

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A Screaming Man

A Screaming Man

Jesse Cataldo April 17, 2011 0

A Screaming Man Dir: Mahamat Saleh Haroun Rating: 3.4/5.0 Film Movement 93 Minutes There’s very little screaming in A Screaming Man, which despite its strident title may be the quietest film about a rebel

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The Conspirator

The Conspirator

Danny Djeljosevic April 14, 2011 0

The Conspirator Dir: Robert Redford Rating: 2.9/5.0 Roadside Attractions 123 Minutes Some period pieces try too hard to support their historical context by creating at least one major event of the time period they

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Meeting Spencer

Meeting Spencer

Nathan Kamal April 13, 2011 0

Meeting Spencer Dir: Malcolm Mowbray Rating: 2.0/5.0 Orbit Pictures 88 Minutes Meeting Spencer, the new film from director Malcolm Mowbray, desperately wants to be the fast-paced, rapid-fire, screwball, all-the-men-wear-hats-to-dinner kind of film so beloved

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