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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 sign that he’s ticked off. That analogy generally refers to […]

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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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Weekend Movies: Margin Call

by Raj Ranade The big running joke in J.C. Chandor's Margin Call (playing at the Kentucky Theatre), a fictional account of an Lehman-Brothers-esque investment bank on the eve of

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Descendants; Take Shelter – George Clooney and Michael Shannon steal holiday indie show

In the Water Lexington-born boys George Clooney and Michael Shannon steal the holiday indie show by Raj Ranade The Oscar movie season is in a unique state of chaos this year,

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Movies: The Rum Diary

by Raj Ranade The best works of writer Hunter S. Thompson adhere to a simple three-step pattern. Step 1: Thompson is assigned by an editor to report on some

Movie Briefs: Paranormal Activity 3

Horror movies tend to arrive in waves and phases according to what feeds the audience appetite for fear at the time -- exorcism, vampires, torture porn, zombies, Japanese

Movies: Moneyball

by Raj RanadeMoneyball has languished in movie development limbo for years and focuses on a story that's a decade old, but it's hard to imagine a movie that

Movies: Straw Dogs

In updating Sam Peckinpah's 1971 Straw Dogs, Rod Lurie tries to use a scalpel where his predecessor always went for the axe (to spectacular effect). Dustin Hoffman's nebbishy

Movie Briefs: I Don’t Know How She Does It

Movie Briefs: I Don't Know How She Does It The takeaway from the latest Sarah Jessica Parker movie, I Don't Know How She Does It, will inevitably be



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