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  • Review: 'Out of the Furnace' beautifully captures bare-knuckle lives

    There is an unnerving moment deep inside the working-class drama "Out of the Furnace" when a primal scream cuts short an old argument between two brothers. Ripped from the emotional core of the younger, a burned-out Army soldier, Rodney Baze, played by...
  • Christian Bale reduces inner fire to ashes for 'Out of the Furnace'

    Christian Bale reduces inner fire to ashes for 'Out of the Furnace'
    The Rust Belt town of Braddock just outside of Pittsburgh is the sort of blue-collar enclave where factories once gave residents the promise of lifelong jobs at good union wages — the kind of place where resilience and character were more highly...
  • Film Review: Grim 'Furnace' is out of original ideas

    Film Review: Grim 'Furnace' is out of original ideas
    Writer/director Scott Cooper made his feature debut four years ago with “Crazy Heart,” a hubris-downfall-redemption story that won Jeff Bridges the best actor Oscar he deserved for numerous earlier roles. Like its predecessor, Cooper's new...
  • 'The Hobbit' y 'Out of Furnace'

    'The Hobbit' y 'Out of Furnace'
    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug * * * El refrán que dice "segundas partes nunca fueron buenas" parece desmentirse con The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Superando las debilidades del primer capítulo de la serie, este filme recupera la magia y...
  • 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...
  • Mikhail Baryshnikov makes a 'Case' for restless creativity

    Mikhail Baryshnikov makes a 'Case' for restless creativity
    NEW YORK — Mikhail Baryshnikov's earliest experience in the theater began when he was a child of just 4 or 5 in present-day Latvia, then a part of the Soviet Union. His mother, a Russian speaker unfamiliar with the local tongue, would drag along her...
  • Complete list of Summer Sneaks films

    APRIL 30 The M Word At a struggling Los Angeles TV station, a children's show actress leads her female colleagues as new management arrives from New York on a cost-cutting mission. With Tanna Frederick, Michael Imperioli and Gregory Harrison....
  • 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...