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Monday, Aug. 18, 2014

Brendan Gleeson as the good priest in an enigmatic Irish drama

Seated on his side of the claustrophobic confessional
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014
 Dangerous games are played on all sides and duplicity is everywhere in Israeli director Yuval Adler’s Bethlehem. Tense and economical, without a wasted moment, Bethlehem is a police procedural and psychological study of the Palestinian uprising. Explored are the necessities of war, the
Monday, Aug. 4, 2014

Woody Allen at the Limits of Reason

  With his latest European-set piece, Magic in the Moonlight, Woody Allen pulls off a remarkable feat by folding an essay on metaphysics into a glamorously entertaining package. Magic
Monday, July 21, 2014
 Johnny, an aging ’70s punk guitarist, meets his old bandmates at a funeral and presses them into reforming. They sound good, but their old label declares them as not right for the “tweeners to twenties” demographic. Undeterred, they form a band of teenage nobodies to lip-sync their demo in
Friday, May 9, 2014
 The Clash began as one of rock ’n’ roll’s great hopes and ended as a bloated caricature. Filled with archival footage and conflicting interviews with eyewitnesses, Danny Garcia’s documentary explores what went wrong. Different answers are offered: maybe it was the machinations of manager
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Florentine Opera brings young love and tragedy to the stage

 Within a 10-year span, Giacomo Puccini composed three of the most popular operas ever written, Madama Butterfly, Tosca and the even
Monday, May 5, 2014

Spidey’s Back (Again?)

Maybe this is a minority view: I thought Toby Maguire was superb as Spider-Man, thank you, and rebooting the franchise

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