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Hard Times

by Ann Morrow December 12, 2013

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  Out of the Furnace is titled after the historical novel Out of This Furnace, about steelworkers in Braddock, Pa., and the film undoubtedly gets its corrosive authenticity from that work. Yet the belching steel mills ...

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 ...

The Old Razzle Dazzle

by Shawn Stone June 6, 2013

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  Four talented street magicians—hustlers, really, plying their trade both inside and outside the law—are summoned by a mysterious, hooded figure to an obscure New York City location. Daniel (Jesse Eisenberg) is a master of sleight ...

Splatter Effect

by Laura Leon October 17, 2012

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  I’ll be up front: In Bruges, written and directed by the Irish playwright Martin McDonagh, is, to my way of thinking, perfect. I’ve watched it umpteen times. My kids quote from it (admittedly awkward when ...

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” ...