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Movie Review: ‘Escape Plan’

In theaters “Escape Plan,” written by Miles Chapman (story and screenplay) and Jason Keller (screenplay), directed by Mikael Hafstrom, 115 minutes, rated R. It’s 2013, and somehow there’s a movie currently in theaters starring both Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. … Continue reading

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Blu-ray/DVD Pick(s) of the Week: ‘Before Midnight,’ ‘The Conjuring’

This week on Blu-ray and DVD, we drop back into the lives of Jesse and Celine (Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy), and I use the phrase “drop-in” because “Before Midnight,” the final film in Richard Linklater’s trilogy, is another fascinating intrusion … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘Carrie’ (2013)

In theaters “Carrie,” written by Lawrence D. Cohen (screenplay), Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (screenplay), Stephen King (novel), directed by Kimberly Peirce, 99 minutes, rated R. Now is the perfect time to revive Stephen King’s “Carrie,” the cautionary tale of the repercussions that … Continue reading

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DVD/Blu-ray Pick of the Week: ‘The Stranger’

This week, Kino Lorber released a remastered edition of “The Stranger,” a tight political thriller from 1946, which also happens to be the third feature film directed by Orson Welles. Welles also stars in “The Stranger” as Charles Rankin, a … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘Captain Phillips’

In theaters “Captain Phillips,” written by Billy Ray (screenplay), Richard Phillips and Stephan Talty (based upon the book “A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea”), directed by Paul Greengrass, 134 minutes, rated PG-13. Paul Greengrass … Continue reading

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DVD/Blu-ray Pick of the Week: ‘I Married a Witch’

Just in time for Halloween, The Criterion Collection has released Rene Clair’s 1942 supernatural screwball comedy “I Married a Witch,” a love story whose satire and wit still ring true more than 70 years after its initial release. The films … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘Bad Milo’

In theaters and on demand “Bad Milo,” written by Benjamin Hayes and Jacob Vaughan, directed by Vaughan, 85 minutes, rated R. Stress can lead to any number of ailments, both physical and mental. From heart disease to sleep disorders, when … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘Gravity’

In theaters “Gravity,” written by Alfonso Cuaron and Jonas Cuaron, directed by Alfonso Cuaron, 90 minutes, rated PG-13. “Gravity,” the latest from acclaimed “Children of Men” director Alfonso Cuaron, lifts you up to the most solitary space imaginable, where the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘Rush’

In theaters “Rush,” written by Peter Morgan, directed by Ron Howard, 123 minutes, rated R. What is it that drives two men to risk life and limb, racing each other in an open cockpit car at 170 mph, knowing full … Continue reading

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Interview with ‘The Disappeared’ producer Walter Forsyth

It could be argued that a confined story, one that features only a few characters in a tight space for the entire duration, is one of the most difficult to adapt for the big screen. Generally speaking, there’s nothing to … Continue reading

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