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    The Definitive Movies of 1995

    30. Sense and Sensibility Directed by: Ang Lee Ang Lee has gone in about eight different directions in terms of genre. His resume includes “The Ice Storm,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” Hulk,” “Brokeback Mountain,” “Life of Pi,” and this delightful Jane Austen adaptation, starring Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman, and young Kate Winslet. “Sense […] More

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    Movie Lovers Podcast #8 – Inherent Vice and 2015 Oscars Nominations

    The Movie Lovers Podcast – Episode 8- Inherent Vice and 2015 Oscars Nominations with guest Randall Unger from the Movie Network. We take a look at P.T. Anderson’s latest film Inherent Vice. We also discuss 2015 Oscars nominations. Enjoy and watch more film! http://archive.org/embed/MovieLoversPodcastEpisode8 Visit FilmsWeWatched.com Follow us on Twitter Like our Facebook Fanpage Subscribe […] More

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    NYFF 2014: ‘Inherent Vice’ suffers only against Paul Thomas Anderson’s past work

    It’s not just that Paul Thomas Anderson’s movies tend to defy any one genre description; it’s that, often, it seems as if the writer-director is trying to play with many genres simultaneously. The only reason that Boogie Nights isn’t the best drama of the 1990s is that it spends a lot of time trying to be the best comedy of the 1990s instead. So Anderson’s newest, Inherent Vice, is a departure in that it mostly sticks to one style (sun-drenched film noir) and one tone (absurdist comedy). It’s also a fine film, which suffers only when measured against the insanely high standard that Anderson’s past work has set. More

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    NYFF 2014: ‘Inherent Vice’ a narcotic vision that demands multiple viewings

    Even if you were not around during the 1970s, Inherent Vice comes across as a faded, nostalgic memory. Being a faithful adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s novel, the film recounts the dying days of the free love era, laced with the look, feel and paraphernalia of the subculture. Anderson’s comedic thriller peppers itself with restless, almost out of place laughter, while dedicating itself to the themes of the early Seventies. One is reminded of private-eye classics such as Roman Polanski’s Chinatown and Robert Altman’s The Long Goodbye, with traces of Zucker-Abrahams comedies like Airplane! and The Naked Gun. For many, the homage to 1970s filmmaking will be a very real and thrilling look down memory lane. For others, it’ll be a history lesson like no other found in modern day filmmaking. More

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    ‘The Immigrant’ is a polished period piece with the vintage knack for the melodramatic

    The Immigrant Written by Richard Menello and James Gray Directed by James Gray USA, 2014 Coming to America in the early 1920’s was supposed to signify a new start and generate fresh cultural experiences for Polish sisters Ewa Cybulski (Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard, “La Vie en Rose”) and Magda (Angela Sarafyan) in co-writer/director James Gray’s elegant, […] More

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    ‘Her’ an excellent, assured vision of uncertain romance and futuristic technology

    Her Written and directed by Spike Jonze USA, 2013 It is nearly impossible to describe the feeling that sets in almost instantly while watching Her, the newest directorial effort from the experimental Spike Jonze. Though the opening shots, like those which follow, are stitched together carefully, crisply, and beautifully, it’s not simply a blend of […] More

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    NYFF 2013: ‘The Immigrant’ has great melodrama, superb acting, but plays way too safe

    The Immigrant, set in the dusty landscape of 1920s Manhattan, focuses on young Polish immigrant Ewa (Marion Cotillard). She’s separated from her sick sister at Ellis Island. After being denied from her uncle and struggling to raise money for her sister’s medical bills, Ewa finds herself at the doorstep of shady burlesque manager Bruno Weiss (Joaquin Phoenix), who grows fond of her innocence. More

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    NYFF 2013 Dispatch: ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’; ‘The Immigrant’; ‘Bastards’; ‘Gloria’

    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (Dir. Ben Stiller) The trailer for Ben Stiller’s newest directorial effort is life-affirming, anthemic, and seems like a heartstring-puller in the best possible way. Trailers are often misleading. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is occasionally satisfying white-guy wish fulfillment, as if Network’s Howard Beale were in a 2-hour, beautifully […] More

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    NYFF 2013: Spike Jonze’s ‘Her’ will Close the 51st New York Film Festival

    The 51st New York Film Festival, running September 30th – October 13th, is currently unveiling this year’s lineup and Spike Jonze’s Her will make its world premiere at the festival’s Closing Night Gala. HER stars Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson.” The Warner Bros. Pictures film is set for a limited release on November 20. Below is […] More

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