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Review: The Well-Digger’s Daughter
Daniel Auteuil ( Manon of the Spring ) directs and stars in this melodrama set in Provence during World War I.
Based on the novel by Marcel Pagnol
| July 27, 2012
Review: Magic Mike
After January's Haywire , director Steven Soderbergh revives another genre, the '80s beefcake buffet, with better results than could have been expected.
Reviving the '80s beefcake genre
| July 06, 2012
Review: The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Peter Lord, animator behind claymation staples Wallace & Gromit and Chicken Run , directs this very British, very dry romp on the high seas during the time when Britannia did indeed rule the waves.
Dry romp on the high seas
| April 27, 2012
Review: The Descendants
George Clooney puts in what may be his best performance as Matt King, scion of a wealthy Hawaiian family that can trace its pedigree back to the 19th century Princess Margaret Ke'alohilani, descendant of King Kamehameha, and bride of Matt's great, great,
For Clooney, it's all Payne, all gain
| November 18, 2011
Review: The Rum Diary
It's neat seeing Depp, more than a decade after his balding Raoul Duke in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas , as the younger Hunter S. Thompson, softening mannerisms later made brittle with cocaine, even if the performance is all surface.
Depp as the younger Hunter S. Thompson
| October 28, 2011
Review: The Mighty Macs
Based on a true story, but drawing on every underdog sports movie ever made, Tim Chambers's tale of Immaculata College's 1971 championship women's basketball team had me going — up to the regional semi-finals.
A study in stereotypes
| October 21, 2011
Review: Killer Elite
First Point Blank and now Killer Elite — isn't there a copyright law about stealing the titles of a better movie? Gary McEndry's espionage thriller isn't bad, but it isn't Peckinpah; all the two films have in common are the title and lots of shootin
| September 23, 2011
Review: A Dolphin Tale
Winter the dolphin gamely plays herself in this loose re-telling of her fight for survival after a crab trap mangles her tail.
Not much of a splash
| September 23, 2011
Review: Higher Ground
True to the film's title, Vera Farmiga tries to elevate the bitter dialogue between secularism and fundamentalism to higher ground, regarding both sides with compassion and clarity.
Farmiga's directorial debut
| September 09, 2011
Review: The Whistleblower
Larysa Kondracki's topical thriller, based on a true story, combines the moodiness of The Insider with the intensity of Serpico to dramatize a long-standing international injustice.
Good and evil
| September 02, 2011
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