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Blu-ray Review: ‘Philomena’

Judi Dench & Steve Coogan Philomena Lrg

Does the nearly impossible of going behind the facts and figures to get to the emotional heart of the story without ever descending into sentimentally. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘Philomena’

Entertaining but manipulative, this Oscar-nominated film goes a little too far out of its way to distort the factual events upon which it is based. Read More »

21st Hamptons International Film Festival Audience Award Winners

Guild Hall, the annual 21st Hamptons International Film Festival

Audience Award winners at the 21st Hamptons International Film Festival held few surprises. Read More »

Sundance 2012 Movie Review: Lay the Favorite

Lay the Favorite on anything else. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: If…. — The Criterion Collection

It may take place in a conservative boarding school, but If.... is no prim and proper movie. Read More »

DVD Review: Chéri (2009)

Pfieffer and Friend headline Stephen Frears’ latest film, which elevates typical “period piece” expectations with high production values and great performances. Read More »