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‘Kill The Messenger’ Trailer: Jeremy Renner Leads Oscar Contender

Based on a true story, Kill The Messenger stars Jeremy Renner as journalist Gary Webb, who exposes the CIA’s role in importing cocaine into the U.S. and arming Contra rebels fighting in Nicaragua. While the story takes place in the 1990s, everything I’ve seen from the film so far, from this just-released first trailer to […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Film: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Director: Tomas Alfredson Starring: Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy Those in America will have the benefit of watching this without the shadow of a masterly 1970s adaptation by the BBC clouding their vision. For many in Europe, Alec Guinness (he of Obi-Wan fame) had turned in the definitive portrayal of […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: Hugo

Film: Hugo Director: Martin Scorsese Starring: Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz It’s safe to say that most people don’t know much, if anything, about the history of film. Unless you’re a film buff like me I’d be willing to bet your knowledge of cinema history is “Hey, movies are cool, I like them.” This isn’t […]