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Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook
Saturday February 9th, 2013
Apparently David O. Russell and Mark Wahlberg decided to see other people. After collaborating previously on Three Kings, I Heart Huckabees and The Fighter it was probably time.  Yet at one point Dorchester’s Marky mark was slated to play the lead in Silver Linings Playbook, a film adapted from the…More
Moonrise Kingdom
Sunday June 10th, 2012
If you like Wes Anderson you will love his new film Moonrise Kingdom, but you might find it a little derivative.  There isn’t a lot of new territory here, but there are quite a few new players and that alone might be worth the cost of admission. As with many of…More
The Descendants
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
Le Havre
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
Toast Movie
Sunday October 23rd, 2011
Toast is based on the memoirs of British culinary expert Nigel Slater. It's a delightful recreation of 1960's Britain lovingly directed by S J Clarkson  and starring Oscar Kennedy as the very young Slater who reads cook books and hates the drab meals his gastronomically challenged mother (Victoria Hamilton) prepares.…More
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen in 50/50
Saturday October 22nd, 2011
Twentyseven year old Adam (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) doesn't drink or do drugs. He waits religiously at DON'T WALK signs before crossing even when the street is deserted and he's never driven a car out of fear of injury or worse. So when Adam is diagnosed with cancer of the spine and…More
The Guard
Wednesday September 7th, 2011
The Guard is a clever character driven Irish comedy starring Brendan Gleeson as the Guard, Sergeant Gerry Boyle, a local police officer of ambiguous character whose partner mysteriously disappears. Don Cheadle is Wendell Everett, a prim, by-the-book, FBI agent trying to stop a drug smuggling ring with the dubious help…More
Sunday July 24th, 2011
The Rawlings clan is an odd section of humanity. Amos Rawlings (Onur Tukel) appears to be a repressed homosexual who likes to draw pictures of mutilated phalluses when he's not contemplating mutilating himself with a buzz saw. Ezra (Robert Longstreet) is the effeminate, compulsive "mother" surrogate who loves to nag,…More
Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan in The Trip
Friday July 15th, 2011
The Trip is a hilarious mockumentary masterfully edited from a 6-episode 2010 BBC TV series featuring comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. We get an early hint of what's coming when Coogan reluctantly calls Brydon, an old acquaintance, and sullenly asks if he wants to accompany him on a junket for…More
Sunday July 10th, 2011
In Beginners Christopher Plummer plays Hal a recently widowed 75 year old who decides to come out of the closet and pursue a same sex relationship with a much younger man (Goran Visnjic). The other "beginner" is his son, Oliver, played by Ewan McGregor, a lonely young man who's adept…More

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