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The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford   This ambitious, richly rendered look at an American legend and his demise is an overly mutated mixture of voice-over narration, striking imagery and fascinating performance. Bas.. Read more

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Think Morgan Spurlock's popular Super Size Me, only this time, marajuana instead of McDonald's.Premiering at Austin's vital SXSW Film Festival this week is Super High Me, part concert film and part investigative documentary. Featuring comedian Do.. Read more

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This week's MUST SEE CINEMA film comes to us on DVD, since the new offerings in cinema bring us very little to salivate over.I have yet to see the critically lauded, yet little seen, second film from Andrew Dominik, whose debut film was the Austr.. Read more

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...Baby Mama. Okay, initially I was very excited for this new film, being that it is the big screen debut as a leading lady for Tina Fey, the phenomenal talent behind NBC's little seen comedy gem 30 Rock, but then I saw the preview. Now it is ha.. Read more

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Rest easy fellow Bourne Supremacy and Bourne Ultimatum lovers, according Variety star Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass have agreed to return for a fourth installment of the Bourne franchise, the greatest action film series of all time.This.. Read more

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Berlin International Film Festival - Day 62/12/08One of my favorite moments here happened at the beginning of Day 6. Everyday you must arrive in the morning to secure your tickets for the following day's screenings, or you risk not being able to.. Read more

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Berlin International Film Festival - Day 5 2/11/2008 In a banner day for the festival, featuring premieres of new work from several well known international filmmakers, the best film I saw was one that premiered elsewhere, Cannes in '07. German .. Read more

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Berlin International Film Festival - Day 4 2/10/2008 Oddly, one of the biggest buzz films of the festival and its biggest seller so far at the European Film Market is not even screening here. "Che," directed by Steven Soderbergh and featuring .. Read more

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Berlin International Film Festival - Day 32/9/08I can`t believe it has been only 3 days. I have already seen more solid fiction films then I saw at all of Sundance.So far the consensus is that the Competition titles have disappointed, while, at.. Read more

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Berlin International Film Festival - Day 2February 8, 2008A few hours of sleep and five films later...Two standouts amongst the offerings thus far, the Competition title "In Love We Trust" and the European Film Market title "Phoebe in Wonderlan.. Read more

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Berlin International Film Festival - Day 1 Feb. 7, 2008 There is nothing like throwing yourself into the sensory overload of a film festival when you have not slept in 28 hours! I have never been able to sleep on an international flight, so if a.. Read more

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The following is my Top Ten List for the year. 1. Zodiac: Sublimely methodical and equally eerie, David Fincher’s meditative thriller about the allure and pratfalls of obsession is itself obsessed, with information, just before our era of informa.. Read more

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Sundance Film Festival Park City Utah - Day 7 Only at a film festival can you have one of your best experiences watching 12 year-old children, and younger, in prison. Seriously. Looking closely at children locked up inside an unnamed Russian.. Read more

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Sundance Film FestivalPark City Utah - Day 6 Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden renew our hope for American fiim with their newest collaboration, Sugar. The team behind Half Nelson and Gowanus, Brooklyn add to their sterling track record with this poeti.. Read more

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Sundance Film Festival Park City, Utah - Day 6 I think Sundance should just shut down for the rest of the day. If you are not completely devestated by the news of Heath Ledger's death, then you are not a fan of contemporary cinema. Heath Ledge.. Read more

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Sundance Film Festival Park City, Utah - Day 5 Anvil Rocks Sundance! The most moving experience I have had at Sundance so far was from a completely unexpected film. Some readers might know of Anvil, a heavy metal band that has been rocking o.. Read more

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Sundance Film Festival Park City Utah - Day 2 Well, I lied in my last entry. I ended up seeing In Bruges last night and I have to say I was a bit perplexed. No matter what you think of the film, it seemed like a very curious opening night choi.. Read more

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“I have a competition in me. I hate most people. I want no one else to succeed.” - Daniel Plainview One of the great American horrors is explored in There Will Be Blood, the dark side of capitalism, the dark side of our unbridled entrepreneuri.. Read more

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Sundance Film Festival Park City, Utah - Day 1 It is not often that you leave Wisconsin to a new destination and find it colder. MUCH COLDER. As the tempature dips into the single digits I am beginning to think my hasty packing late last night.. Read more

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Finally, this Friday will bring to Milwaukee the opening of There Will Be Blood. The most critically acclaimed film of 2007 is described as a sprawling epic of family, faith, power and oil, set on the incendiary frontier of California's turn-of-.. Read more

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