Currently Browsing: June 1, 2014

LUCKY THEM

Toni Collette plays a music critic for a hip Seattle magazine who is nudged by her editor (Oliver Platt) to “solve a mystery” by finding an old star — and former lover — who has long since disappeared. Megan Griffiths’ new film has so many promising elements that I should love it… but watching it was […]

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MALEFICENT

Angelina Jolie is magnificent in this Disney remake of Sleeping Beauty, a classic fairy tale now told anew from the POV of the female villain (the eponymous “Maleficent”). Kudos to screenwriter Linda Woolverton (who also gave us the screenplays for Beauty & the Beast, The Lion King etc), as well as Robert Stromberg (a first-time director who […]

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NIGHT MOVES (2013)

In Kelly Reichardt’s wonderful new film (co-written with Jonathan Raymond), three people who want to do “something” about Global Warming end up creating harm in their local community and disaster in their own lives. Delicate exploration of the razor’s edge between intentions and outcomes in our our highly interconnected 21st Century world. What has happened to […]

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