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The Martian

The most surprising thing about "The Martian" is how relaxed and funny it is.



Cassel’s latest movie that smartly keeps his innate menace on a slow, low simmer, isn’t nearly as convincing or compelling as its star.

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Ballad of Narayama

"The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty. What a space it opens…


Monsieur Hire

Patrice Leconte's "Monsieur Hire" is a tragedy about loneliness and erotomania, told about two solitary people who have nothing else in common. It involves a…

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Video Interview with "Parkland" Director Peter Landesman and Actors Paul Giamatti and Jacki Weaver

"Parkland" takes a unique behind the scenes view of one of history’s most examined events, the assassination of JFK on November 22, 1963, telling the story not only of the hospital staff at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas who attended to the President, but the many others impacted that day including Abraham Zapruder the unwitting cameraman who captured the event, and the family of assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald.

In this video story, film journalist Katherine Tulich interviews director and screenwriter Peter Landesman about the casting and making of the movie, as well as Paul Giamatti who plays Abraham Zapruder, and Australia actress Jacki Weaver who plays Marguerite Oswald, mother of Lee Harvey Oswald.

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