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Film of the Day: Chocolate (2008)

Listen up, folks, cause here comes some truth:  if watching a 90-pound girl kick the almighty shit out of hundreds of dudes for an hour and a half is your thing, Chocolate is YOUR flick.  I mean, seriously – this is some … Continue reading

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Film of the Day: The Straight Story (1999)

BY ROGER EBERT / October 15, 1999 The first time I saw “The Straight Story,” I focused on the foreground and liked it. The second time I focused on the background, too, and loved it. The movie isn’t just about the … Continue reading

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Film of the Day: Monster´s Ball (2001)

With his performances in the Coen Brothers’ The Man Who Wasn’t There and now Monster’s Ball, Billy Bob Thornton has shown he’s able to command the screen with seemingly minimal effort. His ability to eliminate the flashy and unnecessary, stripping characters … Continue reading

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Film of the Day: The Tree of Life (2011)

Years of speculation about The Tree of Life, the latest film from reclusive and very slow-working master director Terrence Malick, will finally end in May. We had a very good idea that the film would play the festival, given that Fox Searchlight set a May … Continue reading

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Film of the Day: Goodbye Solo (2008)

‘Goodbye Solo’ Ramin Bahrani’s film, starring Souléymane Sy Savané and Red West, ruminates powerfully on the obligations of friendship. April 10, 2009|KENNETH TURAN | TIMES FILM CRITIC “Goodbye Solo” is a deceptive film. Its style is spare, rigorous, almost anti-dramatic, but it … Continue reading

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Film of the Day: Chinatown (1974)

“(…)Similar to a case that he never fully perceived or understood years earlier when he was a cop in LA’s Chinatown [symbolic of the city of Los Angeles], he is doomed to repeat history (“You may think you know what … Continue reading

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Film of the Day: La Haine (1995)

This film looks at the relationship between three young men living in the banlieues of France. La Haine was quite controversial when it was released and caused quite a stir, mainly for the way it was shot and its narrative … Continue reading

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