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Ang Lee’s latest, “Lust, Caution” is a sluggish disappointment with a catchy title. Based on a story by Chinese author, Eileen Chang, there a few thrills in this so-called thriller, an erotic, foreign intrigue drama set in WW2 China, during  ...

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THE MAN FROM LONDON (2007) Director: Bela Tarr With: Miroslav Krobot, Tilda Swinton Written by: Bela Tarr & Laszlo Krasznahorkai Based on the novel by: Georges Simenon http://www.filmlinc.com/nyff/program/films/themanfromlondon.html The films of Bela Tarr will most likely never be for the  ...

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Documentary by Jennifer Baichwal English, 80 minutes website Technical expertise and even astonishing craftsmanship obviously aren't enough to make a work of art. What else is needed? I've always thought that the other three ingredients were exactly what was being  ...

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Documentary by Jennifer Baichwal English, 80 minutes website Technical expertise and even astonishing craftsmanship obviously aren't enough to make a work of art. What else is needed? I've always thought that the other three ingredients were exactly what was being  ...

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byEmily S. Mendel I met with Ira Sachs, director of Married Life on February 14, 2008. His previous film, Forty Shades Of Blue, was the 2005 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize winner. His first  ...

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Directed by Michael Winterbottom Screenplay by John Orloff Book by Mariane Pearl Starring Dan Futterman, Angelina Jolie, Archie Panjabi http://www.amightyheartmovie.com/ The most interesting thing about A Mighty Heart is why it became a mediocre film. The movie teems with abundant  ...

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day is a warm, lighthearted romantic comedy that is lifted far above the ordinary by terrific actors playing larger than life characters, gorgeous 1939 London setting and costumes, and its sense of pure  ...

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Starring Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore Written and Directed by Marc Lawrence official website In this middling romantic comedy, Hugh Grant plays Alex, a washed up singer who once topped the charts as part of a famous 80s  ...

My Winnipeg (2008)

One thing you can say about a Guy Maddin film is that it couldn’t be anyone else’s. The Canadian filmmaker who specializes in appropriating the look of cinema past was doing this long before Todd Haynes came up with Far  ...

My Kid Could Paint That (2007)

My Kid Could Paint That (2007) Documentary, USA, 82 minutes Directed by Amir Bar-Lev http://www.sonyclassics.com/mykidcouldpaintthat/ When she was two years old, Maria Olmstead enjoyed watching her father paint. So, he gave her some paper, brushes, and paint,  ...