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TRUE GRIT LIVES UP TO ITS NAME

January 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Coen Brothers’ True Grit showed just that as it outperformed industry forecasts for the second weekend in a row. According to studio estimates, the Paramount film, which earned about $24.5 million was edged out by Universal’s Little Fockers, which grossed some $26.3 million. With $86.8 million in ticket sales, True Grit has already become […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: ANOTHER YEAR

December 31, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Ordinariness is at the heart of Mike Leigh’s extraordinary Another Year, the critics all suggest. (The film is opening in limited release this weekend in order to qualify for Oscar nominations.) As Claudia Puig puts it in her USA Today review, “Initially, it doesn’t seem as if much is going on, but the casual details, […]

THE SOCIAL NETWORK NAMED BEST FILM BY NAT’L BOARD OF REVIEW

December 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Social Network, regarded as a strong contender in the Oscar race, received a suitable lift-off Thursday when it was voted best picture of the year by the National Board of Review, the group that historically launches the motion picture awards season. The group also gave top honors to the film’s star, Jesse Eisenberg, its […]

NO FRONTRUNNER AT CANNES, CRITICS SAY

May 21, 2010 by · 3 Comments 

The Cannes Film Festival is going into its final hours without a clear frontrunner for its top Palme d’Or prize, which will be presented on Sunday. British director Mike Leigh’s Another Year has received the most positive reviews, but few of them can be described as fervent. Indeed, a host of international journalists are complaining […]