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Documentary examines millionaire moguls hurt by financial crisis

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January 30, 2013

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The first 15 minutes are worrisome, because "The Queen of Versailles" appears to be yet another film about consumption starring a trophy wife and much older business mogul husband. In fact, "The Queen of Versailles" is a documenta...

Wahlberg continues downward slope with “Broken City”

Film Critic

January 24, 2013

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"The Happening" was a much better film than "Broken City." I am of course referring to the train wreck that is the 2008 movie starring Mark Wahlberg and directed by noted hack M. Night Shyamalan. In that film, Wahlberg gives wha...

Bradley Cooper plays a mentally ill teacher opposite Jennifer Lawrence in “The Silver Linings Playbook”

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December 4, 2012

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It is hard to imagine the debonair Bradley Cooper as a victim of mental illness who has lost his home, wife and job and ended up in a mental institution. However, "The Silver Linings Playbook" (based on a book of the same name by ...

British film explores taboo cross-cultural lesbian relationship

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November 28, 2012

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Weekly ‘Flix Fix takes the legwork out of wading through thousands of film choices on Netflix, bringing you the most truly bizarre, quirky and outright amazing gems instant streaming has to offer.  The thing about lesbian...

Perfection is eerie in sci-fi film

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November 13, 2012

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Every husband wants a flawless spouse, right? In 2004, Frank Oz released a remake of the 1975 movie "The Stepford Wives." The science fiction comedy all begins when a top-notch woman named Joanna Eberhart (played by Nicole Kidman) m...

Bird film terrifies, confuses

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November 7, 2012

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To the untrained eye, "Birdemic: Shock and Terror,” written and directed by James Nguyen, may look like a simple rip-off of Alfred Hitchcock’s "The Birds,” but on closer inspection, it really is so much more—or less, I am ...

“Cloud Atlas” handles heavy topics with grace

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November 7, 2012

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The single most important film of this decade and a cinematic masterpiece that few will truly appreciate in its theatrical run is "Cloud Atlas." The film tells six different stories; however, it really is just one single tale...

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