Miramax

Smart People

Smart People is the latest in a long line of quirky indie family dramedies: Little Miss Sunshine, Juno, Dan In Real Life, The Family Stone, The Savages, et al.  Now I’m not sure how many of these flicks have to be rolled out before they cease to be either indie or quirky, but Smart People has the... Read more
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City Of Men

City of Men is the follow up, not sequel to City Of God. I have not seen City Of God, but I was able to follow this just fine, as I have heard it's not a direct sequel. The film follows Wallace, played by Darlan Cunha, Who is just days from turning 18 and has never met his father.... Read more
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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

The Diving Bell and The Butterfly is based on the true story of Jean-Dominique Bauby, Editor of Elle magazine, who has suffered a massive stroke and can only communicate through the use of one eyelid.  It’s through this technique that he dictates the novel that would become the film. ... Read more
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Becoming Jane

The bigger commercial movie of the two Jane’s (see also The Jane Austen Book Club), Becoming Jane mostly failed at the box office, at the critics table and with fans alike and this one is actually ABOUT Ja... Read more
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Gone Baby Gone

In Ben Affleck’s directorial debut, brother Casey Affleck and Ed Harris shine in some of the best acting by either in their career.  Despite a somewhat dragging storyline, the Dennis Lehane (Mystic River) story is very engaging.... Read more
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Eagle Vs. Shark

Eagle vs. Shark is an offbeat relationship comedy from New Zealand. From the opening scene you know Eagle vs. Shark is going to be an oddball type film.... Read more
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Reprise

Many emotions are presented in Reprise, a film about friendship, writing, romance and a slew of other nouns. It follows Phillip and Eric, two friends/writers who are going through the tough times of life. ... Read more
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The Lookout

Another great performance and movie from Joseph Gordon-Levitt and another movie that no one saw.  The Lookout is an intriguing and, dare I cliché, spell-binding movie with amazing performances from the underrated Gordon-Levitt, Matthew Good, Jeff Daniels and a surprisingly dramatic turn from Isla... Read more
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Venus

After watching this I really wanted to take a shower because I felt dirty, not in that 8 MM sort of way; but … well I’ll explain.  You have Maurice (O’Toole), an older actor that is struggling with the fact that he is getting roles that revolve around him being a sick and/or dying man.... Read more
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The Heart Of The Game

This documentary starts off following Coach Bill Resler as he works with a group of girls that make up the Roosevelt Roughriders basketball team.  He uses different techniques to reach out and get these girls to strive for their best and they are all in search of a championship win.... Read more
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