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The Ghost Writer: A Real Roman à Clef

We’ve had examples of prison literature throughout history, but The Ghost Writer may be the closest we’ve ever had to prison filmmaking. Roman Polanski...

Remember Me: An Affair to Forget

Oscar Wilde once wrote, “All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.” I’m not sure to what extent that applies to movies, but one reason...

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OPENING: Alice in Wonderland (PG) Tim Burton’s reworking of Lewis Carroll’s fairy tale stars Mia Wasikowska as a 19-year-old Alice who returns to the enchanted...

Not the Finest Anything

As boilerplate as its title would suggest, Brooklyn’s Finest is no different from any other gritty New York City cop thriller made in the...

Oscar’s Hidden Gold

Hey, look! It’s an Oscar ceremony in March, just like we used to have every year. With all the attention on the Best Picture...

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OPENING: The Ghost Writer (PG-13) Roman Polanski's adaptation of Robert Harris' novel stars Ewan McGregor as a writer who learns some dangerous information while working...

Tolstoy Finds The Last Station

When he died, Leo Tolstoy was basically an old hippie. Immensely rich and famous from authoring War and Peace and Anna Karenina, the Russian...

Butterscotch Isn’t Sweet

Bart van Bemmel talks quickly, and I'm not sure whether that's how he usually rolls or whether it's because he's eager to tell me...

Unhappy Haneke

When you watch slasher flicks and other movies that kill off innocent characters like ants, do you feel bad for those onscreen victims? Do you...

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OPENING: Shutter Island (R) Martin Scorsese's adaptation of Dennis Lehane's novel stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo as U.S. marshals sent to investigate the disappearance...