Art Reviews

Leviathan

Andrey Zvyagintsev, dir & co-script w/Oleg Negin Starring: Aleksei Serebryakov (Kolia), Elena Lyadova (Lilya), Vladimir Vdovichenkov (Dmitri), Roman Madyanov (Vadim, the mayor), Sergey Pokhodaev (Roma) Mix the Book of Job with a contemporary tale of political...

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Still Alice

Richard Glatzer & Wash Westmoreland, co-directors and scriptwriters Starring: Julianne Moore (Alice Howland), Alec Baldwin (John Howland), Kristen Stewart (Lydia), Kate Bosworth (Anna), Hunter Parrish (Tom) Awards: Julianne Moore has already won the Golden Globe...

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American Sniper

Clint Eastwood, director Jason Dean Hall, script based on Chris Kyle’s memoir Cast: Bradley Cooper (Chris Kyle), Sienna Miller (Taya Renae Kyle), Max Charles (Colton Kyle), Luke Grimes (Marc Lee) Awards: Oscar buzz for Cooper. The American Film Institute and the...

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Two Days, One Night

Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, directors & scriptwriter Starring: Marion Cotillard (Sandra Bya), Fabrizio Rongione (Manu Bya), Olivier Gourmet (Jean-Marc) Awards: Marion Cotillard has already won Best Actress prizes at the European Film Awards and with the critics...

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Winter Sleep

Nuri Bilge Ceylan, director and co-script w/Ebru Ceylan, based on two short stories by Anton Chekhov Cast: Haluk Bilginer (Aydın), Demet Akbağ (Necla), Melisa Sözen (Nihal) Awards: Winter Sleep won the Palme d’Or at the 67th Cannes Film Festival. At previous...

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Selma

Ava Du Vernay, director Paul Webb, script Starring: David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King, Jr.; Tom Wilkinson (Lyndon B. Johnson), Tim Roth (George Wallace), Common (James Bevel), Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Bayard Rustin) Carmen Ojogo as Coretta Scott King; Cuba Gooding,...

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Into the Woods

Rob Marshall, director James Lapine, script based on his play with Stephen Sondheim Stephen Sondheim, music Starring: Meryl Streep (The Witch), Emily Blunt (The Baker’s Wife), James Corden (The Baker), Anna Kendrick (Cinderella), Chris Pine (Cinderella’s Prince)...

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Inherent Vice

Paul Thomas Anderson, director and script based on the novel by Thomas Pynchon Starring: Joaquin Phoenix (Doc Sportello), Josh Brolin (Det. Christian “Bigfoot” Bjornsen), Owen Wilson (Coy Harlingen), Katherine Waterston (Shasta Fay Hepworth), Reese Witherspoon (Penny...

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Big Eyes

Tim Burton, director Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski, writers Starring: Amy Adams (Margaret Keane), Christoph Waltz (Walter Keane), Krysten Ritter (DeeAnn), Danny Huston (Dick Nolan), Jason Schwartzman (Ruben), Terence Stamp (John Canaday), Delaney Raye (young...

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Mr. Turner

Mike Leigh, director and writer Starring; Timothy Spall (J.M.W. Turner), Paul Jesson (William Turner), Dorothy Atkinson (Hannah Danby), Marion Bailey (Sophia Booth), Ruth Sheen (Sarah Danby), Karl Johnson (Mr. Booth), Lesley Manville (Mary Somerville), Martin Savage...

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Serena

Susanne Bier, director Chistopher Kyle, script based on the novel by Ron Rash Starring: Jennifer Lawrence (Serena), Bradley Cooper (George), Rhys Ifans (Galloway), Sean Harris (Campbell), Toby Jones (Sheriff McDowell), David Dencik (Buchanan), Ana Ularu (Rachel)...

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