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Zack Snyder's "300" is noteworthy because it's going to be one of the most commercially successful films of the year. Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel about the Battle of Thermopylae in 470BC, it recounts the efforts of several hundred  ...

Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead

Directed by Sidney Lumet Written by Kelly Masterson Starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Albert Finney, Marisa Tomei MPAA Rating: R, USA 118 minutes. http://www.thinkfilmcompany.com/ 83-year old Sidney Lumet’s new film Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead shows up at  ...

 The Camden 28

A documentary by Anthony Giacchino official website Father Mike Doyle (front) and Robert Good enter Federal court in Camden, NJ The advertisement for Anthony Giacchino's first feature length documentary, The Camden 28, poses an interesting question- "How far would  ...

The Dark Knight: culturevulture.net -film review

Directed by Christopher Nolan Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Eric Roberts; story by: Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer; screenplay by Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan  ...

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Exterminating Angels (Les Anges Exterminateurs) (2006) Belgium Directed and written by Jean-Claude Brisseau In December of 2005, former school teacher, now writer-director Jean-Claude Brisseau was convicted of sexual harassment, given a one-year suspended prison sentence, and fined 15,000  ...

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Directed by Jason Reitman Written by Diablo Cody Starring: Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, J.K. Simmons, Allison Janney USA, 92 minutes. MPAA rating PG-13. http://www.foxsearchlight.com/juno/ Juno, a smart-mouthed, sweet, well-acted comedy directed  ...

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,  ...

Paris, je t’aime

Ah, the omnibus film; few genres generate such mediocrity. For every rare success like Spirits of the Dead or Dead of Night, there are a dozen lackluster hodgepodges like Lumiere and Company, Eros, and Aria. And yet, the assemblage of  ...

The Red Balloon

In 1956, a short (only 34 minutes) and almost completely wordless film came out in France, and immediately won the hearts of children and adults around the world. It was the first short film to receive a Palme d’Or at  ...

Soldiers of Conscience (2007)

USA, 85 minutes, documentary Produced and directed by Gary Weimberg and Catherine Ryan http://www.socfilm.com/ Mill Valley Film Festival Oct 5, 8:30pm, Oct 7 11am http://www.mvff.com/ At this moment in time, as the “debate” on United States Iraq policy has devolved  ...