Daily Archives: October 22, 2013

Movie Review: “Torn”

Two mothers, grieving over their dead teenage sons, bond and then begin to wonder if the other’s son wasn’t responsible for their child’s death in “Torn,” a modest, emotionally lacking melodrama built around big themes and hot button issues.Mahnoor Baloch … Continue reading

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Box Office: “Carrie” made less than we thought, “Phillips” holds audience, “Rush” dives

The actual box office figures provided from last weekend lowered several films’ take for the weekend, chief among them “Carrie,” which only cleared $16 million, not $17. “Captain Phillips” only lost a third of its opening weekend audience on its … Continue reading

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Toback sets out to document what it’s like to be “Seduced and Abandoned” by Hollywood money

James Toback knows the Hollywood dance. He’s a 40 year veteran of the business, a writer (“Bugsy,” “The Gambler”) and writer-director (“Fingers,””The Pick-Up Artist”) of some repute. As he approaches his sixty-ninth birthday, he knows the struggle it takes to … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Costa-Gavras reminds us of the dangers of “Capital”

Costa-Gavras, that legendary lefty of the international cinema, is on message and but somewhat off his game with the French drama “Capital,” a mildly entertaining sermon about American “Cowboy Capitalism” as it rubs up against “The French Way.”It’s a modestly … Continue reading

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