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Country Strong: Let It Go

The pre-World War II film director Howard Hawks once said that a good movie consisted of three good scenes and no bad ones. Country...

Film Shorts

OPENING: Blue Valentine (R) Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams star in Derek Cianfrance’s drama about a couple who fall in love, then end their marriage...

The Best Performances of 2010

Sheesh, given how lukewarm audiences have been to the popcorn movies that Hollywood has been putting out lately, you’d think the studios would have...

Film Shorts

OPENING: Casino Jack (R) Taking up the same subject as the documentary Casino Jack and the United States of Money earlier this year, this fictionalized...

The Top 10 Movies of 2010

In my list of top 10 movies last year, I took note of a resurgence in American films. That continued this year, and even...

Film Shorts

OPENING: Rabbit Hole (PG-13) Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart star in John Cameron Mitchell’s adaptation of David Lindsay-Abaire’s play about a married couple...

When You Find a Film With True Grit

The Coen brothers have become rather full of their own philosophy lately, using a series of otherwise widely divergent movies (No Country for Old...

The King’s Speech: Voice of the People

The intelligent, foursquare British drama The King’s Speech is currently racking up all manner of awards and citations, and while it’s not one of...

Film Shorts

OPENING: The King’s Speech (R) Colin Firth stars in this drama as Britain’s King George VI, who struggles to overcome a speech impediment when he...

Thanks for Making Me The Fighter

If you go to The Fighter expecting a generic uplifting sports drama, you will get a very good one. If you go to it...