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    NYFF 2013 Review: 'Captain Phillips'

    Paul Greengrass knows what he wants.

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    How This Year's New York Film Festival Depicts a Greedy World

    Pity the film festival programmers forced to pretend they have master plans. When forced by journalists to formulate themes that unite their selections, they usually make them up on the fly. However, a significant portion of the program at the 2013 New York Film Festival, currently underway for anot...

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    Was 'Breaking Bad's Finale Too "Tidy"?

    Reaction to 'Breaking Bad's finale episode splits between those who found it satisfying and those who found it a little too much so.

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    Review Roundup UPDATE: 'Captain Phillips' a Gripping Thriller with Outstanding Performance by Tom Hanks (NEW TRAILER)

    Reviews continue to roll in for Paul Greengrass' "Captain Phillips," following its New York Film Festival premiere. The breathless thriller stars Tom Hanks in the title role as a real-life cargo ship captain contending with Somali pirates. Check out the critical reactions, plus the new trailer for t...

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    New York Film Festival (NYFF) Review: Captain Phillips

    The New York Film Festival (Sept. 27-Oct.13) is going on now. Los Angeles' own Rose Kuo (formerly director of the AFI FIlm Festival) has notched it up this year as our local newspaper L.A. Times has pointed out to us in perhaps a somewhat condescending way. NYFF was never a "quaint a...

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    'Breaking Bad' Watch: "Felina"

    The series about a meth-dealing chemistry teacher comes to a thoroughly satisfying, if by definition anticlimactic, end.

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    Why 'This Is the End,' On DVD This Week, Was a More Important Summer Movie Than 'Man of Steel'

    In case there was any doubt, summer has ended. To be sure, the October 1 release of "This Is the End" on DVD/Blu-ray concludes what was, looking back, the summer to end all summers -- not so much in quality as in theme, for Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen's frat-pack caper was just one of many movies t...

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    Review: 'Blue Caprice' - The Valor in Wrong-doing

    The film BLUE CAPRICE by Alexandre Moors plays itself out like a slow motion descent into madness as it recounts the 2002 real life events of the Beltway Snipers that so gripped the nation in terror and panic. Two males, John Allen Muhammad (Isaiah Washington) and 16 year old Antigua immigrant Lee ...

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    NYFF Review: Steve Coogan Brings His Beloved 'Alan Partridge' To The Big Screen With Mixed Results

    Back in 1994, a movie called “Airheads,” about a trio of bumbling stooges (played by Brendan Fraser, Adam Sandler and a goateed Steve Buscemi) who take over a radio station in order for their demo to get played over the airwaves, was released to, more or less, a critical and commercial shrug. In the...

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