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Little Marie Antoinette (Kirsten Dunst) is weaned too soon from the maternal teat of her royal Austrian homeland and queen mother Maria Teresa (Marianne Faithfull). Having brokered a marriage of political convenience, Maria Teresa sends her naïve and uneducated daughter  ...

Off the Black (2006)

Directed by: James Ponsoldt Starring: Nick Nolte, Trevor Morgan, Timothy Hutton and Sally Kirkland Release Date: December 8, 2006 Running Time: 92 minutes Rating: "R" by the MPAA Off  ...

Tokyo! (2008)

Tokyo! is three films in one, combining the whimsy and creativity of visionary directors Michel Gondry, Leos Carax and Bong Joon-ho. The movie’s namesake serves as the backdrop and inspiration for odd and disparate characters in even odder situations. In  ...

And Baby Makes Two

In Defense of Single-Parent Families (1997), Nancy E. Dowd Single Mothers by Choice: A Guidebook for Single Women Who Are Considering or Have Chosen Motherhood (1997), Jane Matttes On Our  ...

Bedazzled

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com The latest entry from the remake factories is Bedazzled. Taken on its own, it's a lightweight but appealing romp that showcases Brendan Fraser's considerable comedic talents. But compared to  ...

The Bicycle Thief

Set in post-World War II Rome, The Bicycle Thief tells a simple story well, relying for its impact on gritty realism and emotional verity. There are no subplots, there are just a few key characters, the dialogue is the  ...

Billy Elliot

Suggested reading: A Director Calls (1997), Wendy Lesser (about director Stephen Daldry) Billy Elliot wraps a stock formula in a nicely observed script by Lee Hall that avoids the obvious cliches, then adds a charismatic  ...

Les Bonnes Femmes

Donald J Pliner Handbags Infinity Medium Quilted Hobo Claude Chabrol’s Les Bonnes Femmes is a valentine written in poisoned ink, and the cinematic equivalent of Tough Love. It sinks its teeth down to  ...

Breakfast of Champions

What could be funnier than Nick Nolte in a dress? If you answered "Nothing," then run, don't walk, to the nearest theater showing Alan Rudolph's new film adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.'s 1973 novel Breakfast of Champions. But be  ...

Celebrity

Suggested reading: Reconstructing Woody: Art, Love, and Life in the Films of Woody Allen (1998), Mary P. Nichols Without Feathers (1990), Woody Allen Perspectives on Woody Allen (Perspectives on Film) (1996), Renee R. Curry (Editor)  ...