Daily Archives: January 14, 2013

Movie Review: “Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times”

Documentary filmmaker Andrew Rossi spent “a year inside The New York Times” for his film, “Page One,” capturing one of the world’s great newspapers as it struggled, along with every other newspaper, to stay relevant and profitable in a media … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Fanny, Annie and Danny”

“Fanny, Annie  & Danny” is a daft pitch-black dark comedy about family dysfunction that plays out over painfully ugly family Christmas celebration.

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Movie Review: “Another Earth”

Another version of Earth appears in the heavens, close enough to us for the human race to ponder the possibilities of a world that is “a mirror to our own” in “Another Earth.” But this quiet, intimate drama is science … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Limitless”

Bradley Cooper graduates from supporting roles in ensemble pictures to leading man and handles the transition with skill, if not a lot of charisma, in “Limitless.” Cooper (“The Hangover,” “The A-Team”) has to be convincingly dull and believably brilliant in … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “One Day”

Not a lot of love affairs, real or cinematic, can have it said of them that they end better than they begin.  But “One Day” ends with a heartfelt flourish that was sorely missing from its first 90 minutes. This … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Cowboys & Aliens”

Daniel Craig carries a Steve McQueen cool — a man of few words toughness — in his latest film. And had McQueen ever taken on a Western that also involves bug-eyed aliens kidnapping the locals, he’d have played it a … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “A Little Help”

Jenna Fischer talks directly to the camera in early scenes in “A Little Help.” She lets us see the life that’s overwhelming her, the bitterness that threatens to swallow her whole and the irritation she’s trying her darnedest to hide.

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Movie Review: “Crazy, Stupid Love”

Ryan Gosling is ripped, randy and risible in “Crazy, Stupid Love,” an ensemble romantic farce that has the “serious” actor let his funny flag fly. Yeah, it’s a Steve Carell comedy, sort of the dark, divorcing sequel to “Date Night.” … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Friends With Benefits”

From Shakespeare and Austen through Tracy and Hepburn, when it comes to romantic comedies, chemistry is king. It’s one reason the rom-com has long seemed like the toughest code for Hollywood to crack. But never underestimate the power of snappy, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Sarah’s Key”

Here’s an unconventional French Holocaust drama, a film that plays as a guilty remembrance of a dark corner of French history tucked into a ticking clock thriller.

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