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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  ...

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Directed by Alejandro Gomez Monteverde Written by Monteverde with Patrick Million and Leo Severino Starring Eduardo Verastegui and Tammy Blanchard http://www.bellathemovie.com/ Maybe it’s because I saw this film on my birthday and was already primed for a sentimental affirmation  ...

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Directed by Nadine Labaki Written by Rodney El Haddad, Jihad Hojeily and Nadine Labaki Starring Nadine Labaki, Yasmine Elmasri, Joanna Mukarsel, Gisele Aouad, Sihame Haddad, Adel Karam Rated PG Run Time: 96 minutes http://www.caramelthemovie.com/ In Paul Thomas Anderson’s epic movie  ...

Delirious

Delirious (2006) Written and Directed by Tom Dicillo Starring Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Alison Lohman, Gina Gershon 102 minutes http://www.deliriousthemovie.com/ Tom Dicillo’s pointed satire about celebrity culture and the wannabes, handlers and worker bees who live at its fringes  ...

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Written and Directed by Bruno Dumont Starring Samuel Boidin and Adelaide Leroux French, 91 minutes website Flanders is a remarkable film, though it is not an easy film to digest. This is director Bruno Dumont’s fourth feature, and like his  ...

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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  ...

Paris, je t’aime

I remember being humorously struck by the response of a friend commenting on the prospect of watching short films: “Oh no, I don’t have the patience for shorts.” The irony of the comment is obvious, and her obliviousness to the  ...

Red Road (2006)

Red Road (2006) Written and Directed by Andrea Arnold Starring Kate Dickie, Tony Curran, Martin Compston, Natalie Press Rated R, Runtime 113 min., English website One of most parents' most obnoxious refrains goes  ...

Sound of the Soul

Sound of the Soul (2005) Directed by Stephen Olson website Little known in the Western world, Fez, Morocco is a cosmopolitan crossroads of cultures and religious traditions. Founded in 789 BCE, during the period of the European Early  ...

The Visitor

I want to live in Todd McCarthy’s universe. He created one world in The Station Agent (2003) where an unhappy dwarf, an emotionally fragile, middle aged woman, and a sweetly happy-idiot young man became cohorts. These people didn’t belong together  ...