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Insatiable

by Ann Morrow January 2, 2014

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  It’s a Scorsese movie all the way. And perhaps because his sizzling storytelling, when it comes to crime, with its jacked-up characters, dizzying morality arcs, and stroke-of-genius pop soundtracks, has become an oft-copied formula (most ...

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Dream On

by Shawn Stone May 15, 2013

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  This is not the “hip-hop Great Gatsby.” Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “great American novel” is remarkably faithful to the spirit of the original. Yes, Luhrmann takes certain liberties with the text and adds ...

Fallen Flat

by Shawn Stone December 27, 2012

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  Oh boy oh boy, you can tell right from the opening credits that it’s a Quentin Tarantino joint. The classic 1950s-era Columbia Pictures logo! The bright red credits that look like they were lifted from ...

Reel Politics

by The Staff November 8, 2012

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  The Great McGinty No discussion of political flicks would be complete without Preston Sturges’ hilarious The Great McGinty. With this portrait of a classic pre-World War II big-city political machine, Sturges pulled off the impossible: an ...

The Human Dimension

by Laura Leon April 11, 2012

The transformation of the 1997 sensation, Titanic, into 3D may seem like a mere gimmick, designed to propel millions of kids who never saw the original back to the multiplex for a first gander. OK, ...

The Hollow Man

by Laura Leon November 16, 2011

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The best biopics don’t just narrate facts and timelines, but provide a peek into their subjects’ most private lives. The movie Lawrence of Arabia, for instance, delved wholeheartedly into its protagonist’s torn loyalties between his ...