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Complete Oscar predictions from Joel Talks Movies

2012 Oscar Predictions: Best Picture “The Artist” “The Descendants” “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” “The Help” “Hugo” “Midnight in Paris” “Moneyball” “The Tree of Life” “War Horse” My Prediction: “The Artist” Best Director Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris” Michel Hazanavicius, … Continue reading

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Movie review: ‘The Secret World of Arrietty’ (2012)

In theaters “The Secret World of Arrietty,” written by Hayao Miyazaki, Keiko Niwa and Mary Norton (novel “The Borrowers”), directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, 94 minutes, rated G. Based on “The Borrowers” by Mary Norton, “The Secret World of Arrietty,” tells … Continue reading

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Movie review: ‘The Grey’ (2012)

In theaters “The Grey,” written by Joe Carnahan, Ian Mackenzie Jeffers (screenplay and short story “Ghost Walker”), directed by Carnahan, 117 minutes, rated R. When “The Grey,” the latest movie from Joe Carnahan (“Smokin’ Aces,” “Narc”), pits man against nature, … Continue reading

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Movie review: ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ (2011)

In theaters “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” written by Bridget O’Connor, Peter Straughan and John le Carre (novel), directed by Tomas Alfredson, 127 minutes, rated R. The difference between good and great espionage thrillers can be like night and day. “Tinker … Continue reading

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Movie review: ‘The Innkeepers’ (2011)

In theaters and On Demand “The Innkeepers,” written and directed by Ti West, 100 minutes, rated R. By Anthony Crabtree, Guest Blogger I remember the first time I read about Ti West — it was in a Film Comment article … Continue reading

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The 10 best movies from 2011

Looking ahead from 2010 to 2011, the cinematic landscape looked suspect. The summer schedule was crammed with even more blockbusters than usual, as studios looked to continue or create a franchise or two every week. Some, like “Rise of the … Continue reading

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What are your favorite movies from 2011?

The year is coming to a close, and my list of the 10 best movies of 2011 is almost set in stone. But how’s yours coming along? I know that nearly every film fan – critic, blogger or casual movie-goer … Continue reading

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Movie review: ‘Like Crazy’ (2011)

“Like Crazy,” written by Drake Doremus and Ben York Jones, directed by Doremus, 90 minutes, rated PG-13. A little over a year ago, I was interviewing writer-director Drake Doremus about his film “Douchebag” when he mentioned a movie he was … Continue reading

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Movie review: ‘New Year’s Eve’ (2011)

“New Year’s Eve,” written by Katherine Fugate, directed by Garry Marshall, 118 minutes, rated PG-13. Before going into “New Year’s Eve,” the gimmicky follow-up to Garry Marshall’s “Valentine’s Day,” there are a few unmistakable red flags: The first is that … Continue reading

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Movie review: ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’

In theaters “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” written and directed by Sean Durkin, 102 minutes, rated R. Although “Martha Marcy May Marlene” is one of the most noteworthy films to come out of Sundance this year, it will likely go down … Continue reading

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