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Get On Up: Godfather of Subtitles

Get On Up: Godfather of Subtitles

August has been turning into Black Movie Month. This year, Tate Taylor, the white...

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Every Ape for Himself

Every Ape for Himself

The usual complaint of critics about sequels is that they are intellectually...

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No Room on the Ark

No Room on the Ark

Darren Aronofsky’s Noah accomplishes what any great myth should: it communicates...

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The Two 007s

The Two 007s

In the movie business, conventional wisdom has it that to succeed at the box...

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Her: A Two-Hour Put-On?

Her: A Two-Hour Put-On?

When writer-director Spike Jonze won a Best Screenplay Golden Globe this week for...

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The New Hunger Games: Empty Calories

The New Hunger Games: Empty Calories

When a movie enjoys a $153-million opening weekend, you might think the...

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77 Years a Dern

77 Years a Dern

Will Nebraska, Alexander Payne’s modest masterpiece starring 77-year-old Bruce...

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New Movie, Same Old Skin Game

New Movie, Same Old Skin Game

12 Years a Slave—a biopic about Solomon Northup, a black fiddler in New York who...

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The Boycott on Normalcy

The Boycott on Normalcy

I caught Ender’s Game last night and was quite surprised: The film subtly...

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Last Tango in Baghdad

Last Tango in Baghdad

James Toback is a very intelligent screenwriter and director who discovered Harvey...

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Butler Unchained

Butler Unchained

The hit movie Lee Daniels’ The Butler, staring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey,...

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Elysium: Neill Blomkamp Fools the Critics Again

Elysium: Neill Blomkamp Fools the Critics Again

The new movie Elysium, another science-fiction fable from young Boer refugee Neill...

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The Importance of Being Earnestly Bitchy

The Importance of Being Earnestly Bitchy

The golden age of television sitcoms petered out in the late 1990s when NBC...

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The Best Films That the Oscars Ignored

The Best Films That the Oscars Ignored

This evening is the annual Academy Awards telethon for Harvey Weinstein, and the...

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