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  • Reel Critics: 'Furnace' a searing vision

    Reel Critics: 'Furnace' a searing vision
    Bleak, depressing but powerful, "Out of the Furnace" throws you into the smoldering fire of hard people in hard times. Christian Bale and Casey Affleck are outstanding as blue-collar brothers Russell and Rodney Baze. They live a depressing existence in...
  • Cannes 2014: Sofia Coppola, Willem Dafoe among jury members

    Youth-friendly, English-language directors and film personalities from Asia will anchor the main competition jury at the Cannes Film Festival when it gets underway next month. Filmmakers Sofia Coppola, and Nicolas Winding Refn will serve on the jury, as...
  • WATCH: Philip Seymour Hoffman's Hunts a Terrorist in 'A Man Most Wanted'

    The late Philip Seymour Hoffman lives on in the new trailer for "A Man Most Wanted," one of the actor's final films. Hoffman plays the role of Gunter Bachmann, a German spy tracking terrorist activity in Hamburg. "German intelligence needs a job to be...
  • Film Reviews: Opening This Week (April 7-11, 2014)

    Rio 2 (20th Century Fox) A rather misleading title is just one reason to be slightly suspicious of "Rio 2" an eye-popping, ear-tickling animated sequel that labors to fold a cheeky family sitcom, an earnest environmental primer, an exotic jungle tour, a...
  • Film Review: 'Bad Country'

    A hardened cop and a desperate crook form an unlikely alliance that helps bring down an organized crime syndicate in "Bad Country," a blandly executed action-thriller whose cast names (Matt Dillon, Willem Dafoe) and mild '80s Louisiana flavor offer only...
  • 'Noah' rains money

    "Studio estimates Paramount's biblical film "Noah" opened with a box office of $44 million!" So read yesterday's headlines. One wonders why this rainy semi-biblical epic, starring Russell Crowe, wasn't "saved" for release nearer the Academy Awards at...
  • What 'Nymphomaniac' says about director Lars von Trier

    What 'Nymphomaniac' says about director Lars von Trier
    Lars von Trier is in many ways the central casting version of an international art house filmmaker. Or maybe a "Saturday Night Live" parody played straight. Often giving himself the role of the provocateur, Von Trier makes films that dare to examine the...
  • Working with the enigmatic Lars von Trier

    NEW YORK — When actor Willem Dafoe arrived on the Swedish set of Lars von Trier's "Manderlay" a number of years back, the filmmaker asked if they might meet to discuss Dafoe's role. It was far from a typical meeting. Von Trier first asked if...
  • Estrenos: 'Enemy' y 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

    Estrenos: 'Enemy' y 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'
    The Great Budapest Hotel * * */12 Después de entregar inteligentes comedias como Moonrise Kingdom y Fantastic Mr. Fox, el cineasta Wes Anderson regresa con The Grand Budapest Hotel, delirante farsa que cuenta con un elenco de lujo. Al comienzo de...
  • Critic's Pick: Check in to madness at 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

    It is crazy how much mayhem is contained within the incredible precision of Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel." Ralph Fiennes as its concierge M. Gustave and Tony Revolori as its lobby boy Zero Moustafa lead a marvelous cast in this meticulously...
  • Reel Critics: A 'Grand' hotel, indeed

    Reel Critics: A 'Grand' hotel, indeed
    "The Grand Budapest Hotel" is a crazy roller-coaster ride of a movie with the promise of future cult status. The story masquerades as a parody of Eastern European culture and manners between the two world wars. But Wes Anderson's mile-a-minute plot...