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Movie Review: ‘The Bourne Legacy’

In Theaters “The Bourne Legacy,” written by Tony Gilroy, Dan Gilroy, and Robert Ludlum (Bourne series, inspiration), directed by Tony Gilroy, 135 minutes, rated PG-13. Director Tony Gilroy is not Paul Greengrass. Jeremy Renner is not Matt Damon. And Jason … 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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Movie Review/Rant: “The Avengers” (2012)

“The Avengers,” written by Zak Penn and Joss Whedon, directed by Whedon, 143 minutes, rated PG-13. I’ll be the first to admit that I was an “Avengers” doubter, right up until days before its release. I had high hopes, of … Continue reading

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Movie review: ‘The Artist’ (2011)

In theaters “The Artist,” written and directed by Michel Hazanavicius, 100 minutes, rated PG-13. In the always-evolving and opportunistic world of Hollywood, it can be difficult to gauge which cinematic innovations are genuine advancements in the medium, and which are … Continue reading

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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 Vow’ (2012)

In theaters “The Vow,” written by Jason Katims, Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein, Michael Suscy and Stuart Sender (story), directed by Suscy, 104 minutes, rated PG-13. The heart of any good on-screen romance comes from the chemistry of its two leads. … 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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