Behind the Candelabra review

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Directed by Steven SoderberghWritten by Richard LaGravenese, based on the book by Alex Thorleifson and Scott ThorsonThis feels like such an unlikely film, a biopic of the legendary entertainer Liberace. He was an extraordinarily private person for someone in the public eye, spending his entire life closeted. I think we can have a lot of…Read More

Star Trek Into Darkness review

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Directed by JJ Abrams, Written by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof, based on the Gene Roddenberry TV series It's been reported that JJ Abrams didn't grow up having been a big fan of Star Trek. I've had trouble finding the direct quote online, but the impression I got from having read an interview with…Read More

The Great Gatsby review

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Directed by Baz LuhrmannWritten by Luhrmann and Craig Pearce, adapting the F. Scott Fitzgerald novelThe one thing I liked about Moulin Rouge, Luhrmann's last hit feature more than 10 years ago, was how he created this grand period spectacle laced with contemporary music. It was fun identifying the songs being performed by Nicole Kidman and…Read More

To the Wonder review

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Written and directed by Terrence MalickCinema as poetry. This is how Malick's last feature, The Tree of Life, was described by some. But that wasn't half of it. To the Wonder takes that descriptor far further. And in doing so, Malick provides an astonishingly beautiful film, but one that demands a lot of attention and…Read More

Iron Man 3 review

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Directed by Shane Black Written by Black and Drew Pearce, from a Marvel Comic by Stan Lee, Don Heck, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby Here's the beginning of the next phase of Marvel's world cinema domination. It's working pretty well for them so far. Robert Downey Jr is back in the shell head, and that's…Read More

Summer 2013 Movie Preview

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The first thing I want to tell you is this is by no means a comprehensive list of all the movies coming out between the beginning of May and the end of August.What you'll find here are movies I have some measure of feeling about, based on what I've read and heard. There will be…Read More