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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



Oscar Predictions: From Amy Adams to Leonardo DiCaprio

Amy Adams and Christian Bale in 'American Hustle' Oscar 2014 predictions Below are our last-minute Oscar 2014 predictions. The 86th Academy Award nominations are going to be announced on Thursday, January 16, at 5:30 a.m. Pacific Time in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. We will be posting the list of Oscar 2014 nominations here. As mentioned elsewhere on this site, the Oscar nominations always offer some kind of surprise that will leave some elated and others mighty pissed off. Last year, for example, left out of the Best Director roster were favorites Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty and Ben Affleck for Argo. The latter film, predictably, went on to take […]


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Oscar Predictions: From Amy Adams to Leonardo DiCaprio



'Mud' Movie Review: Matthew McConaughey 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 in 'Remarkably Good Movie'