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Film, "Winter's Tale": A Thief Saves a Dying Girl, Travels Through Time, Rides a Flying Horse, Because Romance

"Winter's Tale": A Thief Saves a Dying Girl, Travels Through Time, Rides a Flying Horse, Because Romance

A magic-realist love story that flitters about in increasingly arbitrary directions, Winter's Tale blathers on and on about the interconnectedness of life in a way that would embarrass even its kindred era-hopping spirit, Cloud Atlas. In 1916 New York City,…
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Film, "Seven Psychopaths": A Great, Nasty Time at the Movies

"Seven Psychopaths": A Great, Nasty Time at the Movies

Perhaps you've lost faith in movies about amusingly digressive criminals. Maybe you believe it's no longer possible to be pleasurably jolted by inventive swearing, from-no-place head shots, and post-everything structural flourishes. Certainly you have no reason to expect blood-splattered poetry…
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Film, "Total Recall": Another Joyless, Pointless Remake

"Total Recall": Another Joyless, Pointless Remake

Total Recall, directed by Len Wiseman, aspires to be less stupid than its 1990 predecessor and kind of succeeds for the first third of the film. If you subtract all the metaphysical illusion-versus-reality nonsense, Philip K. Dick's Walter Mitty story…
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Film, Country music, faded stardom, liquor, and age in <i>Crazy Heart</i>

Country music, faded stardom, liquor, and age in Crazy Heart

Yesterday's honky-tonk hero, Bad Blake, arrives at a bowling alley in Clovis, N.M. It's another in a string of low-pay, low-turnout gigs with pickup bands half his age, grinding the greatest hits out of an old Fender Tremolux, including his…
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Film, We Rent the Night

We Rent the Night

Pride and Glory doesn't make any effort to disguise precisely what it is: a barely-held-together string of vignettes lifted from every cop movie ever made, save, perhaps, Turner & Hooch. It serves up clichés bound together by a flimsy, bored-out-of-its-own-skull…
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Film, More Adventures in Gangsterland

More Adventures in Gangsterland

No celebrity hairdresser should ever be allowed near Colin Farrell's eyebrows with a tweezer. His black, fluffy, glorious unibrow still isn't the prettiest thing about In Bruges — that honor falls to the Belgian city itself, known for its scenic…
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Film, Dust to Dust

Dust to Dust

John Fante's novel Ask the Dust, published in 1939 and all but forgotten till its 1980 reissue with a Charles Bukowski foreword, is very much a work of thinly veiled autobiography; only the names have been changed to protect the…
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Film, Origin of Innocence

Origin of Innocence

America -- and by extension Hollywood -- has an obsession with innocence and the loss thereof. Every generation has that Moment When Everything Changed, from Pearl Harbor to JFK's assassination to 9/11. The impact takes a while to settle in,…
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Film, Call Him Al

Call Him Al

If you've ever gone line-dancing with a gaggle of amputees on crank and hallucinogens, you know something of the feeling engendered by viewing Alexander. This broad, bold, and ambitious film by Oliver Stone presents itself as a fairly straightforward endeavor,…
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Film, Bizarre Love Triangle

Bizarre Love Triangle

You may have already heard the stories about A Home at the End of the World. In what many viewers have deemed a big loss, Colin Farrell's penis no longer appears in the film. The official line is that test…
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