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    ‘Hanna’ and ‘Certified Copy’

    One of the better-received films so far this year, Joe Wright’s Bourne-y thriller Hanna, gets the SoS treatment this week courtesy of Rick, Simon and special guest from Chicago, Josh Youngerman, who also joins Justine and Simon to discuss Abbas Kiarostami’s Copie Conforme (Certified Copy), which recently hit Montreal rep cinemas. Finally, we have a […] More

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    ‘Certified Copy’

    Certified Copy 2010 Abbas Kirostami English, French, and Italian Of all the dense, intertwined ironies in William Gaddis’s novel The Recognitions (some of which may not be ironies at all, but actual truth), the slyest but also least reticent comes out in a conversation between a young painter, Wyatt Gwyon, and the sinister art dealer […] More

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    ‘Certified Copy’ contemplates the value of itself

    Certified Copy Directed by Abbas Kiarostami Written by Abbas Kiarostam 2010, France, Italy, Iran At the heart of Certified Copy lies an enigma, the solving of which might be entirely beside the point of this new film by incumbent king of Iranian cinema and champion of art, Abbas Kiarostami.  Mad as it may sound, Certified […] More

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    Tuesday Poster Round-Up

    1. Meek’s Cutoff: Grade C+ This is not a typical looking poster in terms of color and design. The detailing used for Michelle Williams looks great, unfortunately it doesn’t look like her. Is it her? 2. Meet Monica Velour: Grade C It would appear we are supposed to be laughing at the aged woman and […] More

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    Best Films of 2010 – Honorable Mentions

    Before we move on to the top three films of the year, I thought we should list off a few honorable mentions. The following films appeared on some of the top 10 lists from our staff, but didn’t receive enough points to make the final cut. 1- Carnancho 2- Certified Copy 3- Gasland 4- The […] More

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    Ten Highly Anticipated 2010 NYFF Films

    The 48th annual New York Film Festival is fast approaching us on September 24th, filled with a rich variety of films that will surely appease everyone’s taste. From populous director David Fincher’s The Social Network to Shakespeare’s adapted The Tempest, this year’s festival will turn the heads of mainstream movie goers to theater buffs to […] More

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    The Most Anticipated Films for the Rest of 2010 Part 3

    10) The Social Network To tell you the truth I was not looking forward to the David Fincher / Aaron Sorkin dramatization of the Facebook saga until the iconic trailer was released. Not only was it visually stunning (as all Fincher’s films are) but its brilliant use of a course singing Radiohead’s outsider anthem Creep. […] More