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INTERVIEW: Ethan Hawke talks ‘Boyhood’ and ‘Predestination’

There’s really no other way to put it…Ethan Hawke is on one hell of a ride right now. He’s been pretty consistent his whole career, rarely appearing in...

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Richard Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’ Tops Sight & Sound’s 2014 Best Films list

I know a fair amount of you look forward to the release of the Sight & Sound list each year, so I’m glad to be of service in that regard here on Black Friday....

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Omar (★★★)

Back when I saw the foreign drama Omar at the most recent New York Film Festival, it was nothing more than Palestine’s submission for Best Foreign Language Feature,...

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Labor Day (★★★)

Ever since it began screening at film festivals during the fall of 2013, Jason Reitman‘s latest movie Labor Day has gotten a pretty bad wrap. To be fair,...

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Tim’s Vermeer (★★★½)

I’m hardly an art connoisseur (at least in terms of paintings…if we’re talking film, that’s obviously a different story), but man did this movie...

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Best Original Song eligibility of ‘Alone Yet Not Alone’ being challenged?

This is a bit of recent Academy Awards controversy that slipped past my attention over the past week or so, but I wanted to catch up with it now and share it with you...

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Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan talk ‘Fruitvale Station’

Back at the beginning of December (which technically is last year…crazy), I was invited to participate in a roundtable interview with Fruitvale Station...

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Her (★★★★)

I’ve been dropping hints about how much I love Spike Jonze‘s new film Her since I saw it at the New York Film Festival. Now, I can really and truly get into...

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‘August: Osage County’ wins Four Awards at Italy’s Capri, Hollywood Fest

John Wells‘ Oscar hopeful August: Osage County hasn’t quite done as well as hoped on the precursor circuit so far (with the same being said for all of the...

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The Wolf of Wall Street (★★★★)

I remember the very first time I saw the initial trailer for Martin Scorsese‘s The Wolf of Wall Street. To be honest, I didn’t really care for it. It seemed...

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Long List for the 34th Golden Raspberry Awards – See what made the Worst List

While most of the awards given out during this season surrounds the best that cinema has to offer, there’s also the Golden Raspberry awards, which goes in the...

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Lone Survivor (★★★½)

For most of the  two-hour plus running time of Peter Berg‘s true life war tale Lone Survivor, the film is content to simply be a very good action flick with a...

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47 Ronin (★★)

Anyone hoping for a “so bad it’s good” experience with 47 Ronin is bound to be disappointed. Actually, pretty much anyone seeing 47 Ronin is bound to...

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Talking ‘Some Velvet Morning’ with Neil LaBute

Last month I was given the chance to sit down and talk with filmmaker/playwright Neil LaBute. As you might imagine given his work, that sounded pretty intense to me....

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American Hustle (★★★½)

Amplified expectations rarely ever end up being a good thing in the film world, especially in terms of Oscars. Except in terms of the attention paid to your movie,...

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Some Velvet Morning (★★★)

Ladies and gentlemen, Neil LaBute is back. Some Velvet Morning is a dark, grim, chamber piece melodrama with some black comedy elements that has almost all of the...

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (★★½)

If there’s one thing that seems to bother folks most about my taste in film, it’s the fact that I just don’t care for any movies set in Middle Earth....

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Second Trailer for Spike Jonze’s ‘Her’ Premieres

Easily the best film I’ve seen this year, and frankly the best thing I’ve seen in many years, Spike Jonze‘s Her is an absolute treasure. With the...

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Out of the Furnace (★★½)

There are great things to admire about filmmaker Scott Cooper, who made an admirable breakthrough in 2009 when directed Jeff Bridges to an Oscar win for Crazy Heart....

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Inside Llewyn Davis (Multiple Reviews)

By: Joey Magidson (★★★★) Going into my initial screening of Inside Llewyn Davis back at the New York Film Festival a few months ago, I had no reason to expect...

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Watch ‘Please Mr. Kennedy’ from Inside Llewyn Davis

Personally, I’m not really that huge on watching little clips of films before they hit theaters/I sit down to a press screening. Most of the time, a trailer is...

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‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ avoids NC-17, One Minute Shy of Three Hour Running Time

Folks like Clayton and myself are very close to finally seeing Martin Scorsese‘s The Wolf of Wall Street, but even though the film is locked in and getting set to...

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Oldboy (★½)

I’m not too big a fan of the original Oldboy, but in comparison to Spike Lee‘s new remake, the version from Chan-wook Park is basically a masterpiece. This...

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First Clip from Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’

The first clip of Martin Scorsese‘s The Wolf of Wall Street has emerged. The film will have its first guild screenings this coming Sunday in Los Angeles and Monday...

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Talking Animation with the Directors of ‘Frozen’

Late last month, I was invited to partake in a number of activities related to the new Disney film Frozen (my rave review of which can be found right here). One of those...