Review: Patience pays off for refreshing animated tale 'The Little Prince'

Posted by · 5:59 pm · June 4th, 2015

Mark Osborne’s refreshing adaptation of the classic tale “The Little Prince” shows a patience most studio-produced animated flicks rarely allow these days.

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REVIEW: “Midnight in Paris” (**1/2)

Posted by · 8:30 am · May 11th, 2011

Cannes Film Festival Opening Night “The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.” Nobody actually quotes L.P. Hartley in “Midnight in Paris,” Woody Allen’s often charming if largely over-explicated ode to the healing and deceiving properties of nostalgia. If they don’t, however, that could just be because a spring breeze stole the […]

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11/5 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Boyle on ‘127 Hours’ faintings, best in animated villainy, lead actresses must suffer

Posted by · 8:46 am · November 5th, 2010

• Steve Pond gets Danny Boyle’s thoughts on this rash of faintings at screenings of “127 Hours.” [The Odds] • Sasha Stone calls 2010 (so far) one of the best years for film in recent history. [Awards Daily] • “Megamind” gets Josh Wigler thinking about the best animated villains of all time. [MTV Movies Blog]

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Best in show: the year in superlatives

Posted by · 4:29 pm · December 18th, 2009

Wrapping up my perspective on the year today, a personal list of superlatives, Oscar categories and other silly nonsense. Swing back around on Monday for the ultimate wrap-up, my list of the best films of the decade. Best Picture “A Serious Man” (Focus Features) Best Director Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, “A Serious Man” Best Actor […]

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‘Time Traveler’s Wife’ trailer and poster

Posted by · 8:08 am · June 13th, 2009

There are so many reasons to distrust “The Time Traveler’s Wife,” a New Line romantic fantasy that resembles a kind of pop, estrogen-pumped “Benjamin Button” in its study of a lifelong, chronologically disordered love affair. One, it’s been delayed for a whole year — perhaps to avoid a “Button” overlap, but still, it doesn’t augur […]

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SHORT TAKE: “The Family Stone” (***1/2)

Posted by · 6:36 am · September 3rd, 2005

Thomas Bezucha’s “The Family Stone” is as refreshingly scripted as one can hope for. His film has magnificent ideas. His characters are thoroughly crafted with a richness unbecoming of the current cinema. His tale brings with it a warmth and a spirit that permeates like the finest emotional experience. It should be noted that the […]

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