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MOVIE REVIEWS : BIUTIFUL

January 30, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Alejandro González Iñárritu, the celebrated Mexican director and co-writer of such films as Babel, 21 Grams, and Amores Perros, may be the creative force behind the Spanish-language Biutiful, which is being rolled out in limited release this weekend, but it is the star of his film, Javier Bardem, who is winning the lions’ share of […]

BOX OFFICE LIKELY TO GO TO THE DEVIL

January 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

There are probably enough moviegoers eager to watch Anthony Hopkins exorcising demons and succumbing to them to drive New Line’s The Rite to the top of the box office this weekend with about $15-20 million. The horror film is expected to beat out CBS Films’ action flick The Mechanic, starring Jason Statham, which is likely […]

HOLLYWOOD TO BE WELL REPRESENTED AT LONDON FILM FEST

September 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Although Hollywood films have been given short shrift at several leading overseas film festivals in recent years, they dominate the lineup announced today (Wednesday) for this year’s London Film Festival. Of 197 feature films being screened at the festival, which runs from Oct. 13-28, 34 are from the U.S., plus several restored prints of U.S. […]

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 […]