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This Week’s Movie Recommendations

If you want to see the Oscar nominees for Best Picture, I’d suggest catching True Grit, The King’s Speech, Black Swan and The Fighter in a theater. Another Year and Rabbit Hole are also on my list of Best Movies … Continue reading

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DVD of the Week: The Tillman Story

The Tillman Story weaves three stories together: the making of Pat Tillman, how he died in Afghanistan and his family’s struggle to pull the sheets back on the US military’s cover-up.  At its core, it is the story of people … Continue reading

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2010 in Movies: The Year’s Best Movies

Here’s my list of the best films of 2010: 1)  Winter’s Bone; 2) Toy Story 3;  3) The Social Network; 4) The Secrets in their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos); 5) Rabbit Hole; 6) Black Swan; 7) A Prophet … Continue reading

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2010 in Movies: Documentaries

As usual several documentaries made my list of  Best Movies of 2010:  Inside Job, The Tillman Story, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, and Sweetgrass. And there were still more excellent documentaries.  Ken Burns augmented his brilliant Baseball with The … Continue reading

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Updated Movies to See Right Now

Make sure that you see The Social Network.   The birth story of Facebook is a riveting tale of college sophomores that are brilliant, ambitious, immature, self-absorbed and disloyal – and about to become zillionaires.  It’s a triumph for actor Jesse … Continue reading

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This week’s Movies To See

Mademoiselle Chambon is the year’s best romance, and very worth seeking out;  The lovers are beautifully acted by Vincent Lindon and Sandrine Kiberlaine in two of the very finest performances of the year.  I’m still pushing the hardhitting documentary The … Continue reading

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New Movies to See Right Now

Mademoiselle Chambon is the year’s best romance, and very worth seeking out in the next two weeks.  The lovers are beautifully acted by Vincent Lindon and Sandrine Kiberlaine in two of the very finest performances of the year. I’m still … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

This week, I’m recommending an arty thriller, The American with George Clooney and two gritty crime dramas – the true story Mesrine: Killer Instinct and the Aussie fictional Animal Kingdom.  For a date movie, there is the charming and relatively … Continue reading

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Movies to See: Something for Everyone!

How about starting off the weekend with an arty thriller?  There’s The American with George Clooney. Want gritty crime drama?  You can choose between Mesrine: Killer Instinct and Animal Kingdom (or make them into a blood splattering double feature). Maybe … Continue reading

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The Tillman Story

The more I think about The Tillman Story, the more I admire it.  And I am increasingly grateful that Michael Moore didn’t make this movie and degrade it into a screed.  Instead, Director Amir Bar-Lev avoids the simplistic and satisfying … Continue reading

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