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Every year moviegoers are treated to CGI-animated blockbuster fare. It’s easy to dismiss it as just the way animated films are done now. However, there’s brilliance and craftmanship in all forms of animation and when it works, it’s perfect. It just so happens that Tomm Moore’s Song Of The Sea.

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Paths of Glory is Stanley Kubrick’s first masterpiece. Some would argue that honor would go to his prior film The Killing, which is a fantastic, even great film, but to Paths of Glory, Kubrick brought the austere nature that would become his trademark for the first time. This is also the first work of Kubrick’s that has the feeling of …

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There’s a lot to love about an ensemble comedy where the ostensible lead is a straight man so serious that he seems he were plucked right out of a nearby drama and dropped into the wrong film — think Graham Chapman in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, or Tony Hendra as the beleaguered band manager in This is Spın̈al Tap.

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When photographer Ari Seth Cohen started his blog in 2008, his mission was a simple one: to document stylish older folks, both the “sophisticated and well dressed to the accidentally stylish and colorful,” as he encountered them on the city streets. Advanced Style, the new documentary based on Cohen’s photography, features a bevy …

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With The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the third film in his adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s slim children’s book, Peter Jackson completes his devolution as a filmmaker. Like its two previous predecessors…

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Maloin (Miroslav Krobot) is a switchman at the local train depot, but on this night, he’s more interested in a ship in the adjacent harbor than the train that has come in to his station. What at first looks like an attempt to sneak a briefcase into the country turns into a scuffle and then a murder, and Maloin fishes the case, filled with …

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