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    Review: Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Charming 'Don Jon' Starring Scarlett Johansson

    Jon Martello is the quintessential modern-day lothario. He and his friends objectify women, rate them on a scale of one to ten and cruise clubs for chicks that they can bed and discard. Jon, in particular, is exceptionally good at wooing the ladies with his muscles, slick-backed hair and cocky charm...

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    Book Review: Fascinating & Enjoyable 'Very Naughty Boys: The Amazing True Story Of HandMade Films'

    The concept of "paying your dues" is valued for the simple reason of knowing what it's like to be at the bottom, and learning from that experience, so that when you do succeed you apply what you have gained to your current and ongoing success. And one wonders if HandMade Films, the boutique, indepen...

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    Review: Visually Arresting 'Mother Of George' Is A Stunning Accomplishment

    It is hard to recall a wedding sequence as lovingly photographed, gorgeously realized, and downright joyous as the one that opens Andrew Dosunmu’s “Mother of George.” It is the union of a Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn, Adenike (Danai Gurira) and Ayodele (Isaac de Bankolé), an event that has bro...

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    Review: 'Metallica: Through The Never' Is A Headbanger's Ball

    D, for the most part, is being publicly exposed for the costly gimmick we always knew it was. "Gravity" aside, the flagging technology already feels rote, and the movies released in the format, usually following a time-consuming retrofitting process that sees the original image given added dimension...

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    Review: Ron Howard's 'Rush' Starring Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Bruhl & Olivia Wilde

    It's only "rebels, lunatics and dreamers" that decide to get behind the wheel and race for a living, so quips Austrian driver Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) in the early moments of Ron Howard's "Rush," and there's an undeniable logic to his observation. For who else would willingly strap themselves into ...

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    Review: 'Muscle Shoals' A Compelling, Must-See Documentary For Any Music Fan

    Can music reflect landscape? Can a spiritual terrain seep into the soul of a people through music? These are some of the questions asked in the documentary, "Muscle Shoals," a must-see documentary for any rock n' roll history connoisseur. There's not just something in the water in Muscle Shoals, Ala...

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    Fantastic Fest Review: ‘Grand Piano’ Starring Elijah Wood Is Like The Best Brian De Palma Movie He Never Made

    A welcome reminder that high-concept thrillers needn’t rely on stupid coincidences and even stupider characters in order to succeed, “Grand Piano” turns the unlikeliest of scenarios into a riveting battle of wills. The story of a concert pianist whose comeback performance gets hijacked by a sniper w...

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    NYFF Review: 'Le Week-End' Starring Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan And Jeff Goldblum

    It is the August of their lives, and elderly couple Nick (Jim Broadbent) and Meg (Lindsay Duncan) are absolutely lost. They’re attempting to go on holiday, during what we’re to imagine is one of the quietest moments in their shared life. The abrasiveness of Meg’s jokes suggests that things were neve...

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    NYFF Review: Time Travel Rom-Com 'About Time' Starring Rachel McAdams & Domnhall Gleeson

    We’ve sat through an entire generation of fantasy and science fiction films about a protagonist gifted with extraordinary powers who first Resists, then Accepts The Call, which almost always involves saving the world, defeating a powerful villain, and re-establishing the status quo. Very rarely does...

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