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Thursday, April 11, 2013
 Inspired by a true story, The Sapphires is an Australian comedy about an all-girl Aboriginal singing group from the ’60s (a Down Under Supremes) and their wily white manager. The Aborigines were treated like American Indians
Thursday, April 7, 2011

For the Weeks of 3/29 - 4/4/11 (Ratings Out of Four Stars.)

Natalie Portman took The Best Actress Oscar for her performance as Nina, a hard-working ballerina determined to grab her moment in the spotlight. Nina lives to please Thomas (Cassel), the ballet company's frequently scowling, sometimes...
Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011

2010’s best films

Hollywood calls it a marketplace “correction,” explaining the relatively low number of movies released in 2010 as a pullback from the irrational exuberance of the mid-’00s. What’s left unsaid is the mediocrity of most movies in 2010. Still, good new films circulated last year, originating in Hollywood and its outskirts, from foreign cinema and from indie filmmakers with limited capital but active...
Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010

Natalie Portman descends into madness in Darren Aronofsky film

Black Swan hadn’t even opened in most cities, yet the nominations were already trickling in. The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, one of the second-tier contests on the way to Oscar night, bestowed no less than 12 nominations on the film, starting with Best Picture and including Best Director for Darren Aronofsky and Best Actress for Black Swan’s star, Natalie Portman. The nods are well deserved...

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