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    capitola, ca

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Holiday Biopics: Young Victoria, Creation, Me and Orson Welles

    Holiday Biopics: Young Victoria, Creation, Me and Orson Welles

    Three period biopics with awards hopes face some tough going over the holidays.

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    Great And Not-So-Great Movies...

    At year’s end it’s traditional to look back and make Ten Best Lists. The problem is that in the flurry of award season—and its attendant hype—one tends to forget how many mediocre films have come and gone, or how many months there seemed to be nothing worth going out to see. I wish I could forget suffering through Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen for two and a half miserable hours, but that’s another story. This was not an outstanding year for moviegoing. That doesn’t mean there wasn’t some excellent work,

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  • Eric Kohn
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    Jib Jab is Still Funny.

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    Best of the Decade: Expanding the Arena, Part II.

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    Boris Karloff Tales Of Mystery, Volume One:

    DARK HORSE ARCHIVES; Introduction by Sara Karloff In 1960, Boris Karloff was recruited to host a weekly anthology show called Thriller. It was an obvious attempt to emulate the success of a not dissimilar show hosted by another movie figure with a “brand name,” Alfred Hitchcock. It lasted only two seasons, although Stephen King has called it the best series of its kind, which is no small compliment.

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  • THE BACK ROW MANIFESTO by Tom Hall
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    The Best Films Of The Decade (2000-2009) | # 7 Time Out

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  • REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog
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    Best of the Decade #3

    A man and a woman passing each other on a dark stairwell; the same man and woman trapped in a bedroom together, chastely waiting for a marathon canasta game to expire so they can separate without provoking unearned suspicion; the same man and woman walking down a cobblestone street pretending to be another man and woman, pretending to be in love, pretending not to be in love. These are some of the more vivid memories of Wong Kar-wai’s In the Mood for Love I’ve carried around since first viewing it almost nine years ago. It has remained one of the most shattering moviegoing experiences of my life. In my recollection, and that of many others, the film is the consummate tale of unconsummated love. But now, revisiting the film after several years, this memory doesn’t fully match with what I see before me. It’s not that In the Mood for Love is any less heartbreaking than I remember it being. I’m as shattered watching it today as I was the first time. Yet the nature of the film’s central relationship is more ambiguous (and perverse) than I’d recalled, and the society within which it suffers doesn’t seem nearly as repressive. Read Eric Hynes on In the Mood for Love.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Holiday Movie Watching: Aamir Khan's 3 Idiots Hits Big

    Holiday Movie Watching: Aamir Khan's 3 Idiots Hits Big

    Like everybody else, I've been catching up on movies over the holidays. By far the most fun movie was the big-budget Bollywood comedy 3 Idiots, starring 44-year-old Aamir Khan as a geeky engineering student.

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