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Review: Coco Before Chanel

Based on the book by Edmonde Charles-Roux, Anne Fontaine's soaper of a bio-pic traces the fashion icon's life before the perfume and the bouclé suits.
Bio-pic doesn't quite wear well enough
By ALICIA POTTER  |  October 02, 2009
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Festival atmosphere

Summer traditionally has been the happy hunting ground for Hollywood studios — the time when they unleash their big-budgeted, f/x-heavy warhorses on armies of newly freed schoolchildren and frazzled adults trying to beat the heat.
Between the Blockbuster and the beach there are the film festivals of New England
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 12, 2009
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The Eye

“I see . . . ,” says formerly blind concert violinist Sydney Wells (Jessica Alba, not believable as a musician even while visionless).
Two directers and still unoriginal
By BRETT MICHEL  |  February 06, 2008

The Austen adaptations



By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 09, 2008
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Goal! The Dream Begins

Illegal immigrant Santiago does his part at the bottom of the LA economic food chain.
Not-bad soccer drama plays out predictably
By TOM MEEK  |  May 09, 2006

New to DVD on January 17, 2006

With the possible exception of the days of Soviet Social Realism, people have gone to the movies to escape the daily grind, not relive it.
Junebug , Enron , Lord of War , Two for the Money , and more.
By  |  January 19, 2006