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Wednesday, January 23,2013
Film

Dustin Hoffman, director

‘Quartet’ tops our rundown of all the movies screening around town

By Anders Wright
Raised as I was by an Anglophile and theater aficionado, I was given an appreciation of Maggie Smith that dates long before any of the Harry Potter movies, and certainly before Downton Abbey.
Wednesday, January 23,2013
Film

‘West of Memphis’ delves deep

Amy Berg’s new documentary shines a spotlight on a new suspect

By Anders Wright
You might be somewhat familiar with the West Memphis Three, the trio of teenagers who, almost 20 years ago, were arrested and accused of murdering three 8-year-old boys in West Memphis, Ark.
Wednesday, January 16,2013
Film

Even more Oscar winners

Honored movies of the past top our rundown of flicks screening around town

By Anders Wright
Let’s say you’re like me—kind of meh about this year’s crop of Oscar nominees. The good news is that there’s a slew of past Oscar winners screening around town this week.
Wednesday, January 16,2013
Film

Picking the Oscar winners

Our absolutely brilliant choices for the top awards

By Anders Wright
The Golden Globes are behind us, and the Oscars are just a few weeks away (Feb. 24). I’ve looked at the nominations announced last week and done my best to give you a crib sheet for your Oscar pool.
Wednesday, January 9,2013
Film

‘Time Bandits’ is an imagination celebration

Local showing of Terry Gilliam’s 1981 film tops our coverage of all the movies screening around town

By Anders Wright
We all have a list of movies that came to us at a certain time in our lives when they’d have the greatest impact. They don’t necessarily have to be the best films of all time, but because of what they’re about or how they were made, and where our head was when we saw them, they’ve left a deep impression.
Wednesday, January 9,2013
Film

Love doesn’t conquer all in Michael Haneke’s Amour

New human drama is as terrifying as his other movies

By Anders Wright
On the surface, it would seem that Amour, the latest film from 70-year-old auteur Michael Haneke, is a departure from his usual work.
Monday, January 7,2013
Bottle Rocket

Ringing in the new year with La Marca Prosecco

An Italian alternative to white wine

By Anders Wright
When I was a kid, one of my annual aspirations was to stay up all the way to midnight on New Year’s Eve. It was a pretty big deal for me, a sort of harbinger of adulthood, and I was lucky enough to be around adults who would usually let me do so.
Wednesday, January 2,2013
Film

Japanese retrospective kicks off 2013

Some classic animation tops our rundown of all the movies screening around town

By Anders Wright
It's safe to say that 2012 wasn't a banner year for animated movies. Sure, lots of people liked Brave, but Pixar's best films were reissues of Monsters, Inc. and Finding Nemo. 
Wednesday, January 2,2013
Film

Kathryn Bigelow’s 'Zero Dark Thirty' is a masterwork

There’s torture, but even though the movie is almost three hours long, it’s not torturous

By Anders Wright
It seems you can't discuss Kathryn Bigelow's new film, the Best Picture contender Zero Dark Thirty, without discussing the torture scenes.
Wednesday, December 26,2012
Film

Christmas cinema

Three big movies open this week—plus, all the films screening around town

By Anders Wright
Christmas. That means presents, decorations, feasts and the general mass consumption we’re best known for. Of course, it also means movies, as Hollywood saves the best— and sometimes not so best—for last. 
 
 
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