EDINBURGH: ‘Au Revoir, Taipei,’ ‘Barry Munday,’ ‘brilliantlove’

Posted by · 8:15 am · June 22nd, 2010

Arriving at a festival at the halfway mark is a little like turning up late to a party where the food has been eaten and the guests you know are already starting to leave – the night may not be over, but you’re going to have to work your way into it. So it was […]

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LaBute’s ‘Lakeview Terrace’ poster

Posted by · 8:53 am · July 23rd, 2008

Cinematical has an exclusive on the first poster for Neil LaBute’s upcoming “Lakeview Terrace.” We’ve had our eye on this film on the contenders pages for some time. It could go either way as an awards contender, with seemingly attractive roles for Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Wilson and Kerry Washington. LaBute has been off the […]

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REVIEW: “Breaking and Entering” (***1/2)

Posted by · 1:52 am · September 10th, 2006

Anthony Minghella’s “Breaking and Entering” is one of the most sincerely penetrating films of the year.  It’s most unique quality is the sense of legroom it provides, a healthy stretch of a film with deep breaths and drawn out considerations, as opposed to the typical anxiety of temperamental manipulation (which all film tends to be […]

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REVIEW: “Little Children” (**)

Posted by · 10:36 am · September 1st, 2006

Tom Perrotta’s novel “Little Children” is a visceral reading experience.  A smart and casually brilliant work of fiction, the author’s characters exude a demand for understanding and compassion above all else in a narrative flow that is forgivably meandering. Todd Field’s adaptation (co-written by Perrotta) in the form of New Line Cinema’s film of the […]

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