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Calvary: McDonagh’s Black Comedy-Drama

CALVARY, John Michael McDonagh’s black comedy-drama, begins with a bang–actually a threat. In a small Irish parish – in the midst of his confession – a man tells the notoriously good-hearted local priest, Father James, that he should settle all his affairs since the confessor plans to murder him this coming Sunday:  thus begins a […]

Singer, Bryan: Sex Scandal New Chapter

Buzzfeed posted a story revealing a document showing that Herman and Singer’s attorney, Martin Singer, agreed to settle the case for $100,000.

Oscar Movies: Viva Villa!–Wallace Beery as Mexican Bandit

This exciting biopic of the noted and notorious Mexican bandit Pancho Villa begins with his childhood and goes through his adulthood, during which he is played by Wallace Beery.

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FIFTY SHADES OF GREY – Trailer

Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson. Starring Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Universal Pictures releasing on February 13, 2015.

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FIFTY SHADES OF GREY – Trailer

Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson. Starring Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Universal Pictures releasing on February 13, 2015.

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Toronto Film Fest 2014: Master, Midnight Madness, Docs, Vanguard

Kevin Smith’s horror comedy-drama “Tusk,” Michael Winterbottom’s hot feature “The Face of an Angel” and doc-comedy “The Yes Men Are Revolting” are among the titles set to world preem at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival, which unveiled its auteur-driven Midnight Madness, Masters, TIFF Docs and Vanguard slates this morning.

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Calvary: McDonagh’s Black Comedy-Drama

CALVARY, John Michael McDonagh’s black comedy-drama, begins with a bang–actually a threat. In a small Irish parish – in the midst of his confession – a man tells the notoriously good-hearted local priest, Father James, that he should settle all his affairs since the confessor plans to murder him this coming Sunday:  thus begins a […]

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Fight Club: Box-Office Flop; Huge DVD Hit

Fox marketed ‘Fight Club’ mostly on the World Wrestling Federation. That’s when I knew we were doomed. The film was too “homoerotic” for WWF–David Fincher

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Mazursky Tribute: Enemies, A Love Story (1989)

This well acted, multi-nuanced Holocaust serio-comedy is one of Mazursky’s best films.

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Mr. Turner: Mike Leigh’s Stunning Biopic

highlight of the 2014 Cannes Film Fest and a major achievement in Mike Leigh’s career, Mr. Turner will be released in the fall after playing the Toronto Film Fest.