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Linklater takes us on a remarkable journey through a boy’s childhood in “Boyhood”

We’ve seen coming-of-age films many times before. Out of all likelihood, the movie would feature a child actor portray the character at a young age, and a different actor would take over the role when the character ages in the … Continue reading

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Oscar Watch Trailer: “12 Years a Slave”

Now that the Summer season of big-budgeted, popcorn films is over, we enter into the end-of-the-year releases that are more award-caliber in nature. In other words, my favorite time of year at the movies! For films that could potentially get … Continue reading

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A young man tries to get his life back on track in the unforgettable drama “Fruitvale Station”

In writer/director Ryan Coogler’s true-story drama Fruitvale Station, star-on-the-rise Michael B. Jordan gives an outstanding performance as a young man who yearns to find redemption and lead a better life for his future. Fruitvale tells the tragic story of Oscar … Continue reading

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Five-star trailer: “Her”

Writer/director Spike Jonze–best known for the acclaimed, quirky dramedies Being John Malkovich and Adaptation–looks like he has another offbeat winner on his hands with the new film Her. Fresh off his critically-adored, Oscar-nominated turn in last year’s The Master, Joaquin Phoenix stars as a depressed … Continue reading

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The McConaughey ‘career renaissance’ continues in the excellent Southern drama “Mud”

Matthew McConaughey. A few years ago, that name was synonymous for romantic-comedy “fluff” films such as The Wedding Planner and Failure to Launch. He was pretty much perceived as a “pretty boy” whose prerequisite for a film was to have … Continue reading

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Five-star trailer: “Before Midnight”

In 1995, Richard Linklater’s romantic indie drama Before Sunrise was released. Starring then-twenty-somethings Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy as Jesse and Celine—two people who meet on a train in Europe and spend an evening together in Vienna—it didn’t seem like … Continue reading

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OSCAR SPOTLIGHT: Best Actress nominee Naomi Watts fights to survive in the harrowing true story “The Impossible”

Naomi Watts is an actress that will never disappoint. From her acclaimed Oscar-nominated turn in 21 Grams, to recent films such as Fair Game, Mother and Child, Eastern Promises and The International, Watts is one of the best actresses out … Continue reading

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