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Goldman or (Another Round of Oscar Musings by Metroland Writers)

by The Staff February 20, 2015

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  By Ann Morrow and Shawn Stone There’s a good deal of uncertainty about which film might take home the Best Picture and Best Director statues, thanks to scattered and contradictory wins at the various award clambakes ...

Hippie Noir

by Shawn Stone January 15, 2015

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  The likelihood of any novel by Thomas Pynchon being adapted for the big screen has always seemed remote, owing to the difficulties in adapting the material and the elusiveness of the author. Yet here is ...

Swamp Things

by Laura Leon May 1, 2013

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  In much the spirit of Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, Mud, a new movie written and directed by Jeff Nichols, explores the lives of its protagonists while limning a way of life lived ...

Three Stooges

by The Staff February 23, 2012

  This Means War is a romantic comedy structured around a love triangle, and is more than faintly reminiscent of a another movie, Design for Living, that just came out on Blu-ray from the Criterion Collection. ...

No Reason To Believe

by Shawn Stone April 27, 2011

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In the 1950s and ‘60s, few concessions were made to the styles and settings of the period a film was ostensibly set in. Now, however, audiences can expect that something like Potiche, set in the ...