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Movies: A Separation

A Separation (playing at the Kentucky Theatre) is a masterpiece, but it’s unassuming and unpretentious in a way that praise like that usually doesn’t suggest. It piles up one keenly observed but seemingly inconsequential detail after another, until you finally […]

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Weekend Movies: The Hunger Games

by Raj Ranade A series of questions regarding The Hunger Games: -          No one likes the literalists who turn their noses up at entire films just because minor detail X would,

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Weekend Movies: 21 Jump Street

by Raj Ranade Movie remakes of old TV shows usually strike a balance between reverence for and gentle mockery of their sources - sometimes it works (the latest Star

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Hot and Not on DVD: March

by Raj Ranade You’d be forgiven, after the more-terrible-than-usual slog that was this year’s Oscar ceremony, for never wanting to think about the films of 2011 ever again. But

Ace Weekly’s Official Oscar Night Predictions

by Raj Ranade If you're not a reader of Hollywood trade weeklies, you are A) a better-adjusted human being than I, and B) probably unaware of how much studio

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Weekend Movies: The Grey, Shame

by Raj Ranade "You're going to die," says Ottway to the man. The blood spilling from the man's severed artery suggests that this is true. Ottway is sympathetic. So

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Movies: The Artist, Haywire

by Raj Ranade First off: if you've never seen a silent movie (which I suspect is true for a lot of people reading), head to the Kentucky Theatre straight

Movies: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

This review appears on page 12 of the January 12 print edition of Ace. by Raj Ranade When a critic compares a movie to a video game, it's usually a

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Movies: Young Adult

by Raj Ranade Movie direction is basically a process of seduction, and Jason Reitman has had a traditional tendency to come on too strong. Reitman's past films (Juno, Up

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Weekend Movies: Melancholia

by Raj Ranade Don't let the movie star glamour and swooning operatic lyricism of Lars von Trier's Melancholia (playing at the Kentucky Theatre) fool you - at its heart,



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