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Daily Archives: December 5, 2014
Mike Leigh, cinematic celebrator of the British working classes, delivers his second sumptuous period biography in “Mr. Turner,” a lovely, lively and languorous biopic that’s almost as painterly as its subject. From the 19th Dutch women who chuckle past Turner … Continue reading
Alice Howland is a woman of science, a Columbia University academic whose expertise is linguistics, the common ways babies learn languages as infants. So if anybody instantly grasps the consequences of what her neurologist tells her, it’s Alice. She’s been … Continue reading
Still waters may run deep, as the old saying goes. But “Beside Still Waters” there’s nothing deeper than “The Big Chill.” Yes, it’s another knockoff of “Chill” and “Return of the Secaucus Seven”, another gathering of young “old friends” at … Continue reading
The evolving state of Britain’s soccer hooligans is explored, one bloody beating or brutal brawl at a time, in the imported Brit drama, “Green Street Hooligans: Underground.” It’s the third in a series of films about the two-fisted fans of … Continue reading