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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
One Day Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess
Sunday September 18th, 2011
Based on David Nicholls successful novel of the same name One Day follows the ups and downs in the relationship of Emma (Anne Hathaway) and Dexter (Jim Sturgess) over a 20 year period. The story unfolds in a series of events that occur on one specific day of the year…More
Burt Lancaster in The Leopard
Wednesday August 17th, 2011
Visconti's 1963 classic The Leopard recently underwent restoration and has been playing art houses in the US. Based on a popular novel of the same name the Italian language film won the 1963 Palme d'Or at Cannes. It's one of those Gotterdammerung type films in which an established ruling class…More
The Princess of Montpensier
Thursday June 2nd, 2011
The Princess of Montpensier is a visually rich and engaging 16th century French romantic drama. The princess, Marie, as ably played by the beautiful Melanie Thierry, is the object of the affections of 3 noblemen: Henri de Guise, her longtime lover; the Prince de Montpensier, a rival of Guise whose…More
Jane Eyre
Wednesday March 30th, 2011
The Charlotte Bronte 1847 classic Jane Eyre is back for another go around courtesy of director Cary Fukunaga and starring Mia Wasikowska as Eyre, Michael Fassbender as Rochester and Judi Dench as Mrs. Fairfax. Why another version? In an interview Moira Buffini who wrote this adaptation for BBC Films said…More
Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams in Blue Valentine
Thursday January 13th, 2011
The last film I saw was "Blue Valentine" with Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams. This film was originally NC-17 but they appealed to the MPAA and got an R rating instead. The R rating was right because this film isn't at all about voyeuristic, gratuitous sex. Gosling and Williams turn…More

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