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Gary Oldman in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
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Tuesday December 27th, 2011
It's the 1970's and there are suspicions that Britain's Secret Intelligence Service colloquially known as the Circus has been infiltrated at the highest levels by a Soviet mole. When an effort to uncover the identity of the mole goes catastrophically wrong it results in changes at the top of the…More
Michael Fassbender in shame
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Sunday December 18th, 2011
In Shame Michael Fassbender gives an unforgettable performance to rank with the best screen portrayals of compulsive, addictive behavior. ¬†Fassbender is Brandon Sullivan, a sexual satyr. Preoccupied with sex he moves effortlessly from sex clubs to prostitutes and computer porn. During subway commutes he is a borderline stalker as he…More
Boston and New York Film Critic Awards choose the Artists
Thursday December 15th, 2011
The Boston Society of Film Critics gave out their awards. They gave The Artist Best Picture . That hasn't gone into general release yet. It won't be up the Kendall for 2 more weeks. Brad Pitt got Best Actor for Moneyball. ¬†Michelle Williams won Best Actress for My Week With Marilyn. Albert Brooks won Best Supporting Actor for Drive and Melissa McCarthy won Best Supporting Actress for Bridesmaids. Martin Scorsese won…More
Hugo
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Sunday December 11th, 2011
Hugo is a paean to the early days of cinema and Martin Scorsese's Christmas gift to movie lovers. An abandoned boy, Hugo (Asa Butterfield), has been living inside the walls of a Paris train station where he alone keeps the clocks running properly. He also tries to repair a…More
The Descendants
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Saturday December 10th, 2011
The Descendants is an excellent adaptation of Kaui Hart Hemmings novel about a privileged Hawaiian family coping with changing mores and a vanishing legacy. The main character is Matt King (George Clooney) a lawyer/landowner who's been so focused on business that he has neglected his wife and kids. One day…More
My Week With Marilyn
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Wednesday December 7th, 2011
In 1957 Sir Laurence Olivier prepared to make a film version of a new play he had co-starred in with his famous wife, Vivien Leigh, just 3 years earlier. It was called The Sleeping Prince but the film's title would be changed to The Prince and the Showgirl.…More
Kirsten Dunst in Melancholia
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Friday November 25th, 2011
Kirsten Dunst (Justine) and Charlotte Gainsbourg (Claire) are brilliant as sisters in Lars von Trier's apocalyptic masterpiece Melancholia. Part One "Justine" focuses on the elaborate wedding reception for Justine and her groom, Michael (Alexander Skarsgard), at the wealthy estate of her brother-in-law, John (Kiefer Sutherland). Claire has planned a lengthy series…More
Le Havre
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Saturday November 19th, 2011
The northern French port city of Le Havre is the setting for this moving little film about a poor, aged shoeshiner who takes pity on Idrissa, a young African boy (Blondin Miguel), fleeing deportation by French authorities. Andre Wilms is Marcel Marx who ekes out a minimal existence by wandering…More
Martha Marcy May Marlene
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Monday November 14th, 2011
Sean Durkin makes an outstanding feature film debut with the eagerly awaited Martha Marcy May Marlene. Elizabeth Olsen gives a great performance as Martha, an emotionally unstable young woman who flees life in a Catskills commune and seeks refuge with a sister, Lucy, she hasn't seen in years. But…More
The Skin I Live In
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Saturday November 12th, 2011
Pedro Almodovar's latest film is a modern horror story about a plastic surgeon, Robert Ledgard (Antonio Banderas) who suffers both ¬†the tragic loss of his wife to injuries sustained in an auto accident and daughter who perishes in a mental institution. Motivated by the disfigurement his wife endured he becomes…More

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