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Draft Day

The skinny
…Draft Day feels formulaic from beginning to end. The actors go through the paces but Costner looks bored and there’s not a hint of any passion beating emitted by Jennifer Garner or Costner.… read more

Dom Hemingway

Dom Hemingway is less a film than a series of outrageous set pieces. Some of Dom’s obscene and lengthy soliloquies are amusing. Here’s a sample: “You’re nothing but a pestilence, an uphill gardener with a weak chin. You’re a filthafising thief, that’s what you are. You think you can steal from me? From me? From Dom Hemingway?”… read more

The Unknown Known

The Unknown Known does show Morris at his most stylish. We see archival footage of Rumsfeld over the decades.… read more

Bethlehem

Often compared to Omar, the Palestinian Oscar nominee for the Best Foreign Film Oscar, Bethlehem was a prizewinner at the 2013 Venice Film Festival.… read more

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Set in the mythical Central European Republic of Zubrowka between the two World Wars, this is the outlandish tale of the Grand Budapest Hotel. … read more

Enemy

Enemy is based on the novel The Double by Nobel Prize winning author Jose Saramago. Like most of Saramago’s work, the story has fantastic elements… … read more

Marc Glassman’s Oscar Picks 2014

Every year, I pick ‘em and every year, I miss! That’s me and the Oscars. I try to imagine what an Academy voter would think but try as I might, I can’t seem to enter their minds. … read more

Omar

The winner of the prestigious Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes film festival, Omar is a thoughtful thriller set in the Occupied Territories. It is the subject of much controversy since director Hany Abu-Assad and actors Adam Bakri and Leem Lubany are all Israeli citizens.… read more

Tim’s Vermeer

Why did acclaimed magicians Penn and Teller make the documentary Tim’s Vermeer?… read more

Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

The timing is perfect for the release of Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, a film that documents the story of Pussy Riot’s insurrectionary acts and trial. … read more