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"Spectacle, a love triangle, heritage settings, bravura acting, witty dialogue, a bittersweet finale: There's something for everyone in Anne Fontaine's COCO BEFORE CHANEL..."Hollywood Reporter "[A] convincing portrait of the designer's journey....The film reveals, via meticulous period imagery, how the couturier forged a style that would change the way women dressed in the 20th century."Variety 4 stars out of 5 -- "The sense of period has been impeccably captured in Olivier Radot's production design....[Tautou] gives a nuanced and highly watchable performance....Box Office 3 stars out of 5 -- "[W]riter/director Anne Fontaine shows a sure hand when it comes to emotional button-pushing....Total Film "[A] superior filmed biography that brings intelligence, restraint and style to what could have been a more standard treatment."Los Angeles Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "[T]he film, while scaled-down, is quite beautifully woven, like a classic Chanel tweed."USA Today "With a mixture of brutal candor and tender sympathy, it charts the rise of an ambitious, difficult woman, taking note of the obstacles and opportunities offered by her time, place and circumstances."New York Times Coco is played by Audrey Tautou, and shes phenomenal -- self-contained, tightly focused, sparing with her smiles...yet giving off a grave radiance at every moment shes in front of the camera.Wall Street Journal "COCO BEFORE CHANEL is dreamiest when director Anne Fontaine -- working through muse Audrey Tautou -- views the world through young Coco's eyes, literally." -- Grade: BEntertainment Weekly 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "She worked hard, dealt with people realistically, drove hard bargains and saw fashion as a job, not a career or a vocation....By underlining that, the movie becomes more absorbing."Chicago Sun-Times "This refreshing alternative to the usual potted biopic provides an absorbing look at a singular, steely determination as it was forged and annealed, long before it made itself known to the world."Washington Post Included in Chicago Sun-Times's "The Best Foreign Films Of 2009" -- "Less of a biopic, more of a drama....She isn't a brazen temptress but a capitalist..."Chicago Sun-Times31.63148

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3 stars out of 5 -- "As James, Gallery is funny and believable without trying too hard to be charming, and he plays well off of everyone in the movie..."Box Office "[A]n amusing Irish coming-of-age comedy set in 1979..."Los Angeles Times "Written and directed by Michael Aimette and John G. Hofmann, TURNING GREEN is the kind of smirking yarn that might be told in one of the pubs where James picks up spare change collecting bets..."New York Times31.63148

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"Spectacle, a love triangle, heritage settings, bravura acting, witty dialogue, a bittersweet finale: There's something for everyone in Anne Fontaine's COCO BEFORE CHANEL..."Hollywood Reporter "[A] convincing portrait of the designer's journey....The film reveals, via meticulous period imagery, how the couturier forged a style that would change the way women dressed in the 20th century."Variety 4 stars out of 5 -- "The sense of period has been impeccably captured in Olivier Radot's production design....[Tautou] gives a nuanced and highly watchable performance....Box Office 3 stars out of 5 -- "[W]riter/director Anne Fontaine shows a sure hand when it comes to emotional button-pushing....Total Film "[A] superior filmed biography that brings intelligence, restraint and style to what could have been a more standard treatment."Los Angeles Times "With a mixture of brutal candor and tender sympathy, it charts the rise of an ambitious, difficult woman, taking note of the obstacles and opportunities offered by her time, place and circumstances."New York Times Coco is played by Audrey Tautou, and shes phenomenal -- self-contained, tightly focused, sparing with her smiles...yet giving off a grave radiance at every moment shes in front of the camera.Wall Street Journal 3 stars out of 4 -- "[T]he film, while scaled-down, is quite beautifully woven, like a classic Chanel tweed."USA Today "COCO BEFORE CHANEL is dreamiest when director Anne Fontaine -- working through muse Audrey Tautou -- views the world through young Coco's eyes, literally." -- Grade: BEntertainment Weekly 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "She worked hard, dealt with people realistically, drove hard bargains and saw fashion as a job, not a career or a vocation....By underlining that, the movie becomes more absorbing."Chicago Sun-Times "This refreshing alternative to the usual potted biopic provides an absorbing look at a singular, steely determination as it was forged and annealed, long before it made itself known to the world."Washington Post Included in Chicago Sun-Times's "The Best Foreign Films Of 2009" -- "Less of a biopic, more of a drama....She isn't a brazen temptress but a capitalist..."Chicago Sun-Times31.63148

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3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[Walken is] in his finest fettle in years....A lively and surprisingly moving comedy..."Box Office31.5243

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3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[Walken is] in his finest fettle in years....A lively and surprisingly moving comedy..."Box Office31.5243

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"JANIE JONES, a likable, unassuming father-daughter drama set in the trenches of the indie-rock world, rides on the impeccably detailed performances of its stars..."New York Times "Breslin is a clear-eyed delight."Entertainment Weekly31.41711

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3 stars out of 4 -- "[The film has] the quiet power to sneak up and floor you..."Rolling Stone "[A] small, tender film about contemporary parenthood in wartime....[The film] evokes the daily lives of a father and his two children in perfect, unassuming performances with a close attention to detail that makes you feel like a fifth member of the family."New York Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "GRACE IS GONE is as subtle and shattering as its title....A powerful and haunting meditation on loss and grief, it also makes a case against the war in Iraq."USA Today "[A]n emotionally rich and satisfying drama featuring a terrifically understated performance from John Cusack."Los Angeles Times "[A] moving drama....[The performances] are uniformly great, particularly the understated Cusack and the grave Shelan O'Keefe..." -- Grade: BEntertainment Weekly31.09556

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"...[Witherspoon] is an actress who rivets attention and rewards it..." Rolling Stone "...Hard to beat such a potent mixture of lurid detail, delicious over-plotting, and surprise twists..." -- 3 out of 5 Stars Premiere "...[A] striking visual style..." New York Times "...This very stylish thriller pays homage to the classic film noir tradition and delivers it with enormous distinction..."Box Office "...[The filmmakers] stylishly conspire to catch the audience off guard....Cool Nivola and warm Witherspoon make a combustible match..." USA Today "...A sharp contemporary noir thriller....BEST LAID PLANS is a fine mood piece with lots of atmosphere and boasts terrific performances from its stars..." Los Angeles Times31.09556

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"...[A] striking visual style..."New York Times "...[Witherspoon] is an actress who rivets attention and rewards it..."Rolling Stone "...[The filmmakers] stylishly conspire to catch the audience off guard....Cool Nivola and warm Witherspoon make a combustible match..."USA Today "...Hard to beat such a potent mixture of lurid detail, delicious over-plotting, and surprise twists..." -- 3 out of 5 StarsPremiere "...This very stylish thriller pays homage to the classic film noir tradition and delivers it with enormous distinction..."Box Office "...A sharp contemporary noir thriller....BEST LAID PLANS is a fine mood piece with lots of atmosphere and boasts terrific performances from its stars..."Los Angeles Times31.09556

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"...[A] striking visual style..."New York Times "...[Witherspoon] is an actress who rivets attention and rewards it..."Rolling Stone "...[The filmmakers] stylishly conspire to catch the audience off guard....Cool Nivola and warm Witherspoon make a combustible match..."USA Today "...Hard to beat such a potent mixture of lurid detail, delicious over-plotting, and surprise twists..." -- 3 out of 5 StarsPremiere "...This very stylish thriller pays homage to the classic film noir tradition and delivers it with enormous distinction..."Box Office "...A sharp contemporary noir thriller....BEST LAID PLANS is a fine mood piece with lots of atmosphere and boasts terrific performances from its stars..."Los Angeles Times31.09556

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"[Redford] gives a performance of quiet, riveting intensity..."Rolling Stone "[I]t's a meditation on midlife weaknesses and compensations in which the camera idles for relatively infinite stretches on the handsomely etched faces of serious actors over the age of 45..."Entertainment Weekly "THE CLEARING showcases first-rate, subtle work by three veteran performers....Dafoe captures the submerged anger of a man who feels ignored and invisible, while Redford also does an excellent job of conveying his captor's arrogance..."Movieline's Hollywood Life "THE CLEARING is an intelligent thriller that adroitly explores a longtime marriage..."Los Angeles Times "[D]istinguished by the most forceful Redford performance in a decade."USA Today "[A] superior thriller that depends more on psychology than formula..."Chicago Sun-Times31.09556

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"[T]he film is capably acted and somewhat inspiring....Santiago's story of assimilation resonates..."USA Today 3 stars out of 5 -- "Its almost shameless embrace of style and sincerity offsets the structural flaws..." Box Office27.47658

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"[T]he film is capably acted and somewhat inspiring....Santiago's story of assimilation resonates..."USA Today 3 stars out of 5 -- "Its almost shameless embrace of style and sincerity offsets the structural flaws..." Box Office27.47658

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3 stars out of 5 -- "The production values boast a shiny, Spielbergian authenticity..."Total Film0.6431124

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3 stars out of 5 -- "The production values boast a shiny, Spielbergian authenticity..."Total Film0.535927

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"...[The] effects are extremely impressive, with the creatures rendered with a smoothness and believability that puts even the first two installments in the shade..."Variety "...The movie dashes like a one-track-mind raptor. It's speedy, light on its feet and louder than bombs..."New York Times "...Macy is perfect....Johnston keeps it pacy and satisfyingly suspenseful..."Total Film "...All of these creatures are fun and arresting to behold....They attack with a beak-snapping viciousness that seems purely hardwired..."Entertainment Weekly "...The creatures look good, especially the badass spinosaurus and the flying pteranodons. And how about those raptors -- they actually talk..."Rolling Stone "...The film's creatures, such as the flying pteranodons, are noticeably chilling..."Los Angeles Times "...It's a nice little thrill machine..."Chicago Sun-Times0.3215562

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"...The movie dashes like a one-track-mind raptor. It's speedy, light on its feet and louder than bombs..."New York Times "...[The] effects are extremely impressive, with the creatures rendered with a smoothness and believability that puts even the first two installments in the shade..."Variety "...Macy is perfect....Johnston keeps it pacy and satisfyingly suspenseful..."Total Film "...All of these creatures are fun and arresting to behold....They attack with a beak-snapping viciousness that seems purely hardwired..."Entertainment Weekly "...The creatures look good, especially the badass spinosaurus and the flying pteranodons. And how about those raptors -- they actually talk..."Rolling Stone "...The film's creatures, such as the flying pteranodons, are noticeably chilling..."Los Angeles Times "...It's a nice little thrill machine..."Chicago Sun-Times0.3215562

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3 stars out of 5 -- "Director Sally Potter shrewdly weaves the domestic drama -- centred on the shifting dynamics between Ginger, her parents and one-time BFF Rosa -- against the backdrop of nuclear paranoia and social change..."Total Film "It's an adult look at the teenage years, an examination of how personal emotions inform political action...and, most of all, the showcase for a performance by Elle Fanning as Ginger that is little short of phenomenal."Los Angeles Times "Ms. Potter puts her heroines in a succession of interesting -- and handsomely photographed -- situations in which they define themselves by talking about what they're up to, rather than by taking urgent action."Wall Street Journal "[Ms. Potter's] impeccable sense of color and composition, and her use of montage and careful sound design as a kind of emotional shorthand, are used here in the service of novelistic psychological realism."New York Times "Potter has enough compassion for these girls to imply that their lives might really be just as dramatic as they think." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly "GINGER & ROSA develops a strong nostalgic vibe."A.V. Club0.3215562

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"[Amy Adams gives] a performance as deep as it is delightful. She's the film's heart and also its flaky wonderstruck soul." Entertainment Weekly "Embeth Davidtz is engaging...and Amy Adams is a revelation..." Movieline's Hollywood Life "There is a gentle, contemplative quality to this film...which explores the bonds and tensions within this Southern family in an honest way. Davidtz is luminous and Nivola does a fine job as George.JUNEBUG has the feel of a good short story or novella."USA Today Included in Entertainment Weekly's Top Ten Films Of The Year -- "At last, a comedy of family dysfunction that's soulful and moonstruck instead of glib and reductive." Entertainment Weekly "[A] slow-burning, acutely observed comedy of manners....Morrison's emphasis is firmly on character and dialogue..." Sight and Sound 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he cast relish the dialogue's sure ring of authenticity..." Uncut 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] fridge-humming study of domestic banality, sibling rivalry and intellectual mistrust..." Total Film 3 stars out of 5 -- "[Adams] is the film's real point of interest, incorporating both humour and pathos into the role of a put-upon young mother."Ultimate DVD "Amy Adams didn't get star billing in this small, superb film....Yet there was no way to miss the startling fire and special grace that she brought to the role..."Wall Street Journal0.2679635

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