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Film, Film Feature Godzilla and Flowers: The Films of Kim Jong Il

Godzilla and Flowers: The Films of Kim Jong Il

When he died in December 2011, Kim Jong Il left behind more than a dynastic regime and a closet full of drab pantsuits. The man who ruled the hermetic North Korea from his father Kim Il Sung's death in 1994…
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Film, "Just 45 Minutes From Broadway": Who Loves an Actor?

"Just 45 Minutes From Broadway": Who Loves an Actor?

"For all actors and actresses ... and the families that have refused to disown them" isn't exactly a confidence-inspiring epigraph, but it is fairly accurate in foretelling exactly what Just 45 Minutes From Broadway is up to. By actors for…
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Film, "A Late Quartet": More of a Minor Lift

"A Late Quartet": More of a Minor Lift

Woody Allen has been known to suggest that, in directing a good movie, much of the battle lies in casting. Were that entirely true, the Philip Seymour Hoffman- , Catherine Keener- , and Christopher Walken-starring A Late Quartet would be…
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Film, "Simon and the Oaks": Low-Rent Spielberg Set in Sweden

"Simon and the Oaks": Low-Rent Spielberg Set in Sweden

Lisa Ohlin's Simon and the Oaks has all the superficial elements of compelling drama but none of the interiority; it looks like a good movie without ever actually feeling like one. Try to imagine low-rent Spielberg set in Sweden: whimsical…
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Film, "Smashed": The Complications of Getting Well

"Smashed": The Complications of Getting Well

Movies about drugs and alcohol may be a dime (bag) a dozen, but James Ponsoldt's Smashed is so beautifully shot and well-acted as to transcend the genre. Centered on twentysomething alcoholic Kate (an excellent Mary Elizabeth Winstead), the film further…
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Film, "Decoding Deepak": Son Sees Right Through His Guru Father

"Decoding Deepak": Son Sees Right Through His Guru Father

Made and narrated by a son in an attempt to reconcile his own perception of his father with that of the public at large, Gotham Chopra's Decoding Deepak is as much an exercise in self-help as it is a demystification…
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Film, "The Well-Digger's Daughter": A Minor Scandal in WWI-Era France

"The Well-Digger's Daughter": A Minor Scandal in WWI-Era France

In one of The Well-Digger's Daughter's most telling scenes, 18-year-old Patricia (Astrid Bergès-Frisbey) spends several minutes on the verge of tears as she defends her honor to a would-be inamorata (Nicolas Duvauchelle) whose lewd advances she has just spurned. An…
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