Annette Bening

Aside from a clever step-through between past and present that is the movie’s recurring visual signature, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool is flat and a little dull—aside from Annette Bening’s performance. Read more

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Writer-Director Mike Mills imbues 20th Century Women with an indie filmmaker’s respect for reality on a human scale. The film is inhabited by a handful of characters with enough dimension to feel fully human—unlike the stick figures that fi... Read more

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Shades of Vertigo haunt director Arie Posin’s The Face of Love—along with memories kept by Nikki (Annette Bening) of her husband, Garrett (Ed Harris). Imagine her surprise when, five years after his death, she spots his exact double. Yearni... Read more

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The first sign of trouble on moving day: the family dog refuses to come inside. The second: discovering the boarded-up entrance to a disused cellar. It was downhill from there for the unfortunate family that purchased Read more

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A male artist who imagines an ideal woman and brings her to life? It's an idea as old as Greece... Read more

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