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Movie Review: ‘Anna Karenina’

In Theaters “Anna Karenina,” written by Tom Stoppard (screenplay) and Leo Tolstoy (novel), directed by Joe Wright, 129 minutes, rated R. Director Joe Wright has an impressive track record when collaborating with Keira Knightley, producing two period pieces in “Pride … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2′

In Theaters “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2,” written by Melissa Rosenberg (screenplay) and Stephenie Meyer (novel), directed by Bill Condon, 115 minutes, rated PG-13. After three disappointing follow-ups to Catherine Hardwicke’s adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight,” the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘Fun Size’

In Theaters “Fun Size,” written by Max Werner, directed by Josh Schwartz, 90 minutes, rated PG-13. It’s hard to tell if “Fun Size,” the latest film from Paramount’s Nickelodeon branch, is intended for children, teenagers, or if it’s just really … Continue reading

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Maine LGBT Film Festival celebrates ‘Sharing the Stories’ this weekend

While the theme for the second annual Maine LGBT Film Festival is “Sharing the Stories,” last year’s theme also rings true for the quality and scope of this year’s festival: “It Gets Better.” While the inaugural LGBT film fest took … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘Frankenweenie’

In Theaters “Frankenweenie,” written by Leonard Ripps (based on screenplay by), Tim Burton (based on an original idea by) and John August (screenplay), directed by Burton, 87 minutes, rated PG. In 1984, before Tim Burton made “Edward Scissorhands,” “Ed Wood,” … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘Arbitrage’

In Theaters “Arbitrage,” written and directed by Nicholas Jarecki, 107 minutes, rated R. Appearance is the name of the game in “Arbitrage,” a financial thriller from Nicholas Jarecki that also serves as a character study of a hedge fund mogul … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘The Cold Light of Day’

In Theaters “The Cold Light of Day,” written by Scott Wiper and John Petro, directed by Mabrouk El Mechri, 93 minutes, rated PG-13. By June 2013, everyone in the world will be talking about Henry Cavill, who was cast as … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’

In Theaters “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” written by Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin, directed by Zeitlin, 93 minutes, rated PG-13. Now playing at Railroad Square Cinema in Waterville. The universe is a big place, and it’s particularly overwhelming through … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘Total Recall’ (2012)

In Theaters “Total Recall,” written by Kurt Wimmer, Mark Bomback, Ronald Shusett (screen story), Dan O’Bannon (screen story), Jon Povill (screen story), Kurt Wimmer (screen story), and Philip K. Dick (short story), directed by Len Wiseman, 121 minutes, rated PG-13. … Continue reading

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Film review: ‘Sleepless Night’

In theaters “Sleepless Night,” written by Frederic Jardin, Nicolas Saada (scenario) and Olivier Douyere (adaptation and dialogue), directed by Jardin, 98 minutes. When it comes to action-thrillers, more often than not the characters are the leafy greens you’re forced to … Continue reading

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