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Movie Review: GRAVITY

October 3, 2013 – 11:13 pm | 23 Comments
GRAVITY

Movie awards season is finally here, which means the studios are holding screenings all over town, pushing their contenders for the Oscars and the plethora of other awards. This week I went to two screenings, …

Movie Review: THE GRANDMASTER

August 22, 2013 – 10:37 pm | 2 Comments
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Last week, I attended a screening of Wong Kar-wai’s latest film, The Grandmaster (Aug. 23, limited release), starring Tony Leung Chiu-wai as Ip Man, who’s most well known for popularizing Wing Chun and training Bruce …

Movie Review: AUSTENLAND

August 16, 2013 – 12:02 am | 11 Comments
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When I received the invitation to a screening of Austenland (limited release, Aug. 16), I didn’t know much about it, other than it’s a comedy starring Keri Russell as a Jane Austen super fan who …

Movie Review: IRON MAN 3

May 3, 2013 – 9:35 pm | 7 Comments
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I went into this movie not knowing what to expect, since I really enjoyed the first one, but thought IM2 was too loud and chaotic. And this time Jon Favreau handed over directorial duties to …

Movie Review: OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL

March 8, 2013 – 12:32 am | 8 Comments
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I last saw The Wizard of Oz many, many years ago and don’t remember specifics. I’ve seen it maybe twice in my life and it’s not on my list of all-time favorites or anything. This …

Thoughts on the 85th Academy Awards & Fashion Commentary

February 25, 2013 – 1:36 am | 8 Comments
ARGO producers: Grant Heslov, Affleck, George Clooney. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

I went into this year’s ceremony more excited than usual because many of the categories were not predictable. Yes, Daniel Day-Lewis and Anne Hathaway were sure things, but there was possibility for surprises in the …

SAG AWARDS 2013

January 27, 2013 – 11:01 pm | 7 Comments
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I’m still in rehearsals six days a week for the new play, and doing various freelance gigs, so this won’t be a full write-up, just a few highlights in case you missed the show (apparently …

Few Thoughts on the 70th Golden Globes

January 14, 2013 – 1:10 am | 10 Comments
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I had rehearsal today for the new play I’m doing, so I tuned in late to the Golden Globes. I’m now exhausted so this write-up won’t be long; I just wanted to throw out a …

Movie Review: THIS IS 40

December 19, 2012 – 1:31 pm | 4 Comments
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I went to a screening of Judd Apatow’s latest comedy because I needed a few laughs, and This Is 40 provided a few, but it’s also much more dramatic than I anticipated. Which isn’t a …

Movie Review: HITCHCOCK

November 21, 2012 – 1:55 am | 2 Comments
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Hitchcock (out Friday, Nov. 23), which takes place during the making of Psycho, should be called Hitchcock and Alma. Yes, we get to peek behind the shower curtain to see how the iconic movie was …

Movie Review: SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

November 16, 2012 – 4:12 am | 8 Comments
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I still have to see many more awards contenders, but Silver Linings Playbook is an early favorite. It’s laugh-out-loud funny, charming, moving, wacky, and…well, you’ll have to see for yourself.
Bradley Cooper plays Pat, a bipolar …

ANNA KARENINA Review + Notes from Q&A with Joe Wright & Keira Knightley

November 14, 2012 – 1:04 am | 10 Comments
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I attended a Variety screening Monday night of Anna Karenina, and stayed afterward for the Q&A with director Joe Wright and Keira Knightley. It’s the kind of movie that benefits from such a chat.
For the …

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