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Movies: Boyhood

by Raj Ranade  The great movies so often want to wallop us with the passage of time. Some filmmakers try to do so through grand compressions – think of Stanley Kubrick fitting the history of civilization into his famous smash […]

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MOVIES: Life Itself

It would be difficult for today's digital natives to imagine just how influential a thumbs up or thumbs down from Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel could be on

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MOVIES: Obvious Child

The first question everyone will ask about Obvious Child, is: does it live up to its buzz as the funniest abortion comedy you'll see this year? Well, as

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MOVIES: Godzilla

By Raj Ranade The central problem that many people seem to have with the latest film version of Godzilla is that it doesn’t have quite enough Godzilla (which, as

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MOVIES: Noah

Method and Madness Russell Crowe serves Ham for Easter in Aronofsky’s Noah BY RAJ RANADE Say what you will about Hollywood – how many other industries would even think of investing

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MOVIES: World War Z

In post-apocalyptic thriller World War Z, the first evidence that Brad Pitt isn't just garden variety stay-at-home Dad, Gerry, comes when he and the family encounter a disastrous

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Movies: The Iceman

Although Richard Kuklinski is often described as the infamous contract killer or mob hitman in materials for the new movie inspired by his life, The Iceman, he seems

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Movies: The Big Wedding

When Robin Williams playing a Catholic priest is the most restrained, subtle thing in a new slapstick farce masquerading as a rom-com family drama, there's a problem. And

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Movies: The Place Beyond the Pines

The Place Beyond the Pines opens with long, lingering, loving tracking shots of a heavily tattooed Ryan Gosling as Luke, as he heads into battle for the evening,

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Movies: Admission

Admission has all the hallmarks of a standard romantic comedy: likeable everyman protagonist? Paul Rudd. Check. Likeable everywoman heroine? Tina Fey. Check. High Class Problem to be solved:



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