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NEW IN THEATRES – November 20, 2009

Picks of the Week for November 20, 2009 1) Broken Embraces (NY/LA) Directed By: Pedro Almodovar Rotten Tomatoes: 80% | Metacritic: 77 A new film from Pedro Almodovar is a treat that doesn’t come around enough. Recently the Almodovar/Penelope Cruz team has made magic and their latest project looks no different. This noir-ish tale has […]

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Most Anticipated Films of the Third Trimester

As I have mentioned in the past, I like to think of the year as divided into three trimesters – the beginning of the year studio dumping grounds between January and April, the summer blockbusters and Indie hits from May through August, and the adult-aimed Awards-bait films that appear between September and December. The quality […]

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Cannes Day 7 – ‘Broken Embraces’ ain’t Broke

One of my most anticipated films of the Cannes Film Festival, Pedro Almodovar’s Broken Embraces, screened today to very mixed reviews. Also, today came some mid-festival discussion of the awards possibilities at this point. Screenings and Reviews: Broken Embraces opened to reviews that can once again be described as “polite” but not “ecstatic.” It didn’t […]

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Cannes Day 6 – Anti-Antichrist

Two more competition films screened today Lars Von Trier’s Antichrist and Ken Loach’s Looking for Eric. There has still to be one film that has received unanimous praise (besides the opening night film Up), but a lot of strong contenders for the Palme d’Or have emerged. Screenings and Reviews: More dislike for Lars Von Trier’s […]

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