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Movie Review: The things a director has to go through to get the “Greenlight”

Movies about making movies are a favorite subject of first-time filmmakers. Yeah, it’s narcissistic. But if the rule of thumb is “write/direct what you know,” that’s the thing most obsessives who want to be in the film business know best. … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Bardem contemplates “The Roads Not Taken”

He’s the writer. Laura Linney’s who he ended up with. Elle Fanning is the result. And Salma Hayek is, in some form, one of “The Roads Not Taken.” Sally Potter directed this March 13 release.

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Movie Preview: Liam Neeson, Lesley Manville — long-married and celebrating “Ordinary Love”

This looks lovely and reaches an audience the major studios neglect.

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Movie Review: Moss is haunted, tested by “The Invisible Man”

Elisabeth Moss has the best “resting tormented face” in the business. So she’s perfectly cast as a abused, haunted wife certain her dead control-freak husband is manipulating her life and attacking her and those close to her in “The Invisible … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Assistant” sees it all

She is not stylish. Quiet, demure, “mousie” we used to say, she is anonymous, invisible — barely noticed and when she is, it’s to slough off some unpleasant bit of personal or busy work. She’s just been on the job … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Addicted to You,” worth quitting cold turkey

The jokes and impersonations tip the hand of “Addicted to Love.” Cracks about “a modern day John Cusack” and Kate Hudson, “Never Been Kissed” and hearing “Helen Hunt’s voice in your head” (“What Women Want.” A stoned Matthew McConaughy impersonation. … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Jesus Rolls,” just not in a bowling alley

The shaggy dog — Ok shaggy Dude — comedy “The Big Lebowski” produced more memorable characters than most any cult film you can think of. And any of them, played by Jeff or Julianne, John or Jon, was indelibly hilarious … Continue reading

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Next screening? “The Jesus Rolls”

AT’s what I’m talking about! Opens Friday in select cities. Because not everybody’s found The Jesus. yhttps://youtu.be/L4DgvzeM9qE

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Next screening? “The Invisible Man”

Elisabeth Moss is on quite the roll. “Handmaid’s,” “Her Smell,” “Light of My Life,” “Us.” Showing us more of her thriller chops this time around. The trailers have all pointed to her doing a great job of muddying up our … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Dizzy 30something might be saved by “Saint Frances”

“Saint Frances” is a sentimental and sweet, coarse and edgy comedy about childcare, abortion and finding adulthood at 34. Intrigued? You should be. Writer-and-star Kelly O’Sullivan has concocted a Greta Gerwiggish star vehicle that’s laugh-out-loud funny, blushingly crude and beautifully … Continue reading

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