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Last Days in Vietnam (2014): Rory Kennedy’s significant docu

Rory Kennedy’s significant documentary, “Last Days in Vietnam,” is still timely even though it is set forty years ago in what was arguably one of the worst years in modern American history.

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Spielberg: Cold War Spy Thriller Starring Hanks on October 16, 2015

Participant Media is joining DreamWorks on Spielberg’s untitled Cold War Spy thriller starring Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance and Amy Ryan.

Oscar Movies: Mr. Dodd Takes the Air (1937)

In this minor musical comedy, directed by Alfred E. Green, Kenny Baker plays a small-town guy who becomes a hit on the radio as a singer. The supporting cast includes Kenny Baker, Jane Wyman, and Alice Brady. Oscar Nominations: 1 Song: Remember Me, music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Al Dubin Oscar Awards: None Oscar […]

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FOXCATCHER – Trailer 3

Directed by Bennett Miller. Starring Channing Tatum, Steve Carell and Anthony Michael Hall. Sony Pictures Classics releasing on November 14, 2014.

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Rosewater: Jon Stewart on his Feature Debut

I don’t think that Jon Stewart felt responsible for my arrest, but I think he felt personally invested in the story because his name came up in a dark interrogation room in a prison in Iran–Maziar Bahari

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Maps to the Stars: 2015 Release

Will four time Academy nominee be nominated for an Oscar this year? Next year?

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Last Days in Vietnam (2014): Rory Kennedy’s significant docu

Rory Kennedy’s significant documentary, “Last Days in Vietnam,” is still timely even though it is set forty years ago in what was arguably one of the worst years in modern American history.

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Life of Crime: Poor Elmore Leonard Adaptation

One of the worst–if not the very worst–big-screen adaptation of Elmore Leonard, Life of Crime, based on his 1978 novel The Switch, is a misguided effort on any level, despite the caliber of the appealing cast.

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Tracks: Mia Wasikowska Shines in Solitary Journey in Australia

Director John Curran, who has made a series of uneven film (“The Painted Veil,” “We Don’t Live Here Anymore,” and “Stone”) rises to the occasion of adapting Robyn Davidson’s 1980 memoir about her 1,00 mile walk across the deserts of West Australia, accompanied by her reliable dog and four unpredictable camels.

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Last of Robin Hood: Dull, Inept Tale of Old Errol Flynn

Easily the worst film I saw at the Peovincetwon Film Fest in June, The Last of Robin Hood is a total misfire on any number of levels.