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'Interstellar' Movie Review: Whole Less Than Sum of Ravishing Parts

'Interstellar' movie with Anne Hathaway. 'Interstellar' movie review: 'Ravishing, but overextended mind-bender' There are many intriguing questions raised in director Christopher Nolan's ravishing, overextended mind-bender Interstellar. One of the first: has a theoretical physicist ever received an executive producer credit on a nine-figure, studio movie? Probably not, but if 74-year old Caltech professor Kip Thorne were to find any director willing to tap his intellect for an above-the-line credit, it would be Nolan. His movies are puzzle boxes of plot and theme that have become grander in scope as they've become more opaque in effect. At this point, every Nolan film contains the moment when we ask ourselves if the director himself has completely thought everything through. That's certainly true […]


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'Interstellar' Movie Review: Whole Less Than Sum of Ravishing Parts



Best Actor 2014 Oscar Predictions: Robert Redford to Make the Cut?

Oscar Predictions 2014: Best Actor (Robert Redford in 'All Is Lost') (See also: “Oscar Predictions 2014: Best Picture, Best Director.”) The 2014 Academy Awards' Best Actor field is overflowing with well-received performances by film veterans and super-veterans. No less than ten actors are found on our lists of nominees and immediate runners-up; that means our list of Best Actor “long shots” is all but meaningless, as, barring a miracle, there's no chance for any of those actors to be shortlisted for an Oscar this year. (See also: “Best Actress 2014 Oscar Predictions: Meryl Streep to Break Another Record?”) Note: Our list of likely Best Actor nominees matches four of the 2014 SAG Awards' five nominees in that category. Now, it's […]


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Best Actor 2014 Oscar Predictions: Robert Redford to Make the Cut?



MUD Movie Review: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon Star in 'Remarkably Good Movie'

Jeff Nichols' 'Mud' is 'no ordinary movie' (image: Matthew McConaughey in 'Mud') Ostensibly, writer-director Jeff Nichols' Mud is about the titular character, played by Matthew McConaughey, who's on the run from the law and the family of a man he killed for love of a woman, Juniper, played by a bedraggled Reese Witherspoon. That's a fine, if ordinary, foundation for a thriller – though this is no ordinary movie by any stretch. In fact, Mud isn't even about the character Mud; instead, it's a coming-of-age story that's part mystery, fable, and thriller. Beneath it all lies a love story – indeed, several love stories, all tied together through the heart of a young boy called Ellis (The Tree of Life's […]


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MUD Movie Review: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon Star in 'Remarkably Good Movie'