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Bill Murray

My Hero

by Laura Leon October 30, 2014

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  Like so many films before it, St. Vincent takes the plot of curmudgeonly coot regaining his humanity through contact with an innocent, and gallops away with it. The, er, title character (Bill Murray) is an ...

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A Wonderful Contraption

by John Rodat March 27, 2014

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  I’m not sure which group should be most eager to see Wes Anderson’s newest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel: his fans or his passionate detractors. Those who have enjoyed Anderson’s work thus far will find ...

Missed Adventure

by Laura Leon February 13, 2014

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  Near the end of World War II, President Roosevelt commissioned a few middle-aged artists, sculptors and architects to go behind enemy lines on a special mission: to rescue the great artworks of Western civilization, which ...

Still Life

by Laura Leon January 10, 2013

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  While the critics immediately began positing Daniel Day-Lewis’ formidable performance in Lincoln for an Oscar, much less has been made of Bill Murray’s turn as Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Hyde Park on Hudson. And that’s ...

The Biggest Little Film Festival

by Shawn Stone October 17, 2012

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  Born out of the fact that a number of very successful film-biz types have settled in Columbia County, Film Columbia offers intrepid cinephiles a five-day feast of film. And most of it is actual film, ...

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They Belong

by John Rodat June 27, 2012

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The central conflict in many—arguably, all—of Wes Anderson’s films is that of belonging. Characters strive, clumsily, to fit in. Often, it’s their very enthusiasm that proves most problematic: The more forcefully they assert themselves, the ...

A Real Cool Time

by John Brodeur September 8, 2010

It’s all true: The New York installment of All Tomorrow’s Parties is the best U.S. music fest going by an easy mile. Kutsher’s, the last of the kosher Castkills resorts, is a beautifully decrepit time ...