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Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013
 Following the arrest and conviction of 8-year-old Billy’s mom, 86-year-old Irving Zisman (Johnny Knoxville) intends to deliver his motherless grandson to the boy’s dad. The pair sets out on a cross-country road trip, but
08.19.2013 | | Posted at 08:48 AM

Ben Affleck stars in Terrence Malick’s latest

By David Luhrssen
  Olga Kurylenko's audition for To the Wonder, she reports in the making-of documentary included with the film's Blu-ray release, was entirely silent. Little wonder then that a script was never written for the film; the actors were allowed to discover their characters with a little coaching from director Terrence Malick, and the plot evolved into the unknown with all the surp...
Monday, April 15, 2013

Ben Affleck stars in Terrence Malick’s meditation on love

No place is more romantic than Paris, and when a couple as attractive as Neil (Ben Affleck) and Marina (Olga Kurylenko) fall in love while walking the quay along the Seine, violins would tremble like heart strings in any 
08.17.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
For the fourth in a series of films made outside of his beloved New York, Woody Allen movies from Great Britain to sunnier climes. Set in Spain, Vicky Cristina Barcelona is an ocean away from his mature Manhattan comedies geographically, but emotionally it might as well be just across the Hudson. A rueful examination of love, desire and the impossibility of achieving happiness, VCB unfolds in ...
03.10.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
Joel and Ethan Coen had been off-stride for several years, proffering a charmless remake of The Ladykillers and all-quirks-and-tics films such as The Man Who Wasn�t There. With No Country for Old Men, the Coen Brothers venture into darker territory than ever before, unrelieved by the few glimmers of humor penetrating the moral overcast. One or two lapses in logic should have been corrected and a...

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