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If I Stay: Sentimental Melodrama Based on Best-Seller Novel

Director R. J. Cutler, better known for docus (September Issue) should be commended for avoiding visual cliches of individual in a coma.

Lady Chatterley’s Lover: New Version of Audacious D.H. Lawrence Novel

BBC One has announced the cast for its upcoming adaptation of “Lady Chatterley’s Lover,” the 1928 romance novel by D.H. Lawrence. Holliday Grainger, who starred in Showtime’s “The Borgias” and A&E’s recent miniseries “Bonnie & Clyde,” will play the title role, with Richard Madden (“Game of Thrones”) playing gamekeeper Oliver Mellors. James Norton, who appears in […]

Oscar Movies: Mona Lisa (1986)–Starring Bob Hoskins

A major part of the story concerns Simone's search for her true love, Cathy (Kate Hardie), a teenage prostituite who had once worked for the same pimp. This subplot inevitably led critics to compare the film with Scorsese's Taxi Driver (De Niro rescuing Jodie Foster from Harvey Keitel and a life of prostitution) and Paul Schrader's "Hardcore," wit George C Scott as the concerned father of a young whore.

 

 

 

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INTO THE WOODS – Trailer

Directed by Rob Marshall. Starring Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt. Disney releasing on December 25, 2014.

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Goodbye to Language: Godard’s Latest Masterpiece

Though it’s only 70 minutes long, the film is richly dense in text and subtext, multi-layered in meanings, offering a uniquely thrilling cinematic experience that cannot be compared to any film I saw in Cannes Fest this (or any other) year!

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Men, Women and Children: Jason Reitman’s Oscar Contender?

Paramount has set Jason Reitman’s “Men, Women and Children” for an awards-season run and will open the drama-comedy October 1.

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Key Largo (1948): Last Teaming of Bogart and Bacall

John Huston’s taut direction, Richard Brooks’ sharp character-driven scenario, Karl Freund’s deep-focus black-and-white imagery, and a superlative cast headed by Bogart, elevate “Key Largo” way above its genre, the crime-gangster drama, while suggesting how a movie based on a play (by Maxwell Anderson) doesn’t have to be theatrical.

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If I Stay: Sentimental Melodrama Based on Best-Seller Novel

Director R. J. Cutler, better known for docus (September Issue) should be commended for avoiding visual cliches of individual in a coma.

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Pride: Winning Tale of Gays Supporting Welsh Mine Strikers

Matthew Warchus, better known for his theater work, makes an impressive leap forward as a film director with Pride, a charmingly winning and poignant film that captures a unique moment in history.

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Sin City: A Dame to Kill–A Lot Has Happened Since 2005

Sharp-eyed viewers will notice that Sin City has changed since their last visit in 2005.