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Jennifer Lawrence

Chutzpah

by Shawn Stone December 19, 2013

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  American Hustle is a twisty story of corruption and redemption. It’s a con inside a con; a duplicitous provocation that simultaneously fools the characters in the film and the audience in the theater. Most of ...

CGI Banality

by Ann Morrow November 27, 2013

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  What is a serious thespian like Jeffrey Wright (along with Amanda Plummer, and Toby Jones) doing in a pop-culture spectacle like The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the second installment in the futuristic gladiatorial trilogy? The ...

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

by The Staff November 20, 2013

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  We know you’re on the edge of your seats for this, the first sequel to The Hunger Games. Whither Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence)? Will her newfound bond with Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) get in the way of ...

Dancing As Fast As They Can

by Shawn Stone November 29, 2012

(L-R) JENNIFER LAWRENCE and BRADLEY COOPER star in SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

  This riotously entertaining comedy finds its tears and laughter in the budding romance of a recently discharged mental patient (and violent felon) with a grieving widow who has been working out her sorrow by fucking ...

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, ...

Crandell Theatre

No-Thrill Zone

by John Brodeur September 26, 2012

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  The PG-13 horror movie is a tricky prospect. On the rare occasion such a work is successful (i.e. The Ring) it’s usually due to a carefully constructed plot and strong, evocative direction. House at the ...

Teenage Drivel

by Shawn Stone March 29, 2012

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  Filmmakers have become adept at bringing us the end of the world: zombies, plagues, natural disasters, Biblical wrath, comic-book doom and other such grim whatnot. The Hunger Games brings something new to the “post-apocalyptic dystopia” ...

Love Stinks

by Shawn Stone November 30, 2011

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Take the above headline at face value: Like Crazy lifts the audience into the highest, most blissful delirium of love as experienced by a pretty young couple, and then tears their love to bits with ...