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Black Swan Movie Review

Director Darren Aronofsky was intent on playing a tiring yet thrilling game of neurotic hide-and-seek. Anna’s imaginings are hardly the reflection of a real-world dancer’s insecurities, but a cinematic exercise aided by spe...
by Cesar Marciano
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The Tourist Movie Review

Scene: On an Artesia day train from Paris to Venice’s Venezia Santa Lucia station. Elise: I’m Elise. Frank: I’m Frank. Elise: What a terrible name. Frank: It’s the only one I got. Elise: We have to get you another one. ...
by Cesar Marciano
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TRON: Legacy Movie Review

Imagine a motorcycle rider wearing a shiny black helmet with a black visor, careering through cyber highway at night. Or granite-colored space vehicles, sleek and futuristic in form, darting through a sky strewn with dark cloud...
by Cesar Marciano
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Secretariat Movie Review

A joyous, uplifting tribute to the horseracing champion whose 1973 exploits remain unequaled today, and the woman who beat the old boys in their game. Diane Lane portrays Penny Chenery with studied elegance, delivering every bi...
by Cesar Marciano
 

 
 
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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Review

Rarely does water play a major role in movies as it does in Michael Apted’s “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.” It’s the waters depicted on a painting that swallow up the Edmund Pevensie, his sis...
by Cesar Marciano
 

 

 
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Sherlock Holmes Movie Review

In many ways, this is the best and the most youthful Sherlock Holmes movie ever, one that even Sir Doyle would have approved of if he were alive today, provided he has retained his sense of mystery, adventure and penchant for ...
by Cesar Marciano
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Easy A Movie Review

Emma Stone is simply A.B.C. -- adorable, bright and a completely confident comedienne. What the critics have unanimously said about her is true. “Easy A” is a totally charming comedy that sheds light on teen misbehavioria...
by Cesar Marciano
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Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 1 Review

This movie lays the groundwork for the grand finale of the successful series. It’s entertaining in its own right, technically the least ambitious of the film adaptations of J.K. Rowling’s books but the most important, and t...
by Cesar Marciano
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Let Me In Movie Review

"Let Me In" is a horror drama that peels the genre to its bare minimum, an inspired depiction of pure horror and a redefinition of it. It soars on the wings of two preteen actors who leave a tragic portrait of a boy and a vampi...
by Cesar Marciano
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Megamind Movie Review

DreamWorks’s animated feature is a fine comedy of errors, a farce of mistaken identities written with inventive wit, featuring the distinct voices of Will Ferrell and Brad Pitt, and kept on an even keel and at a perfect pitch...
by Cesar Marciano
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Toy Story 3 DVD review

A load of features awaits buyers of the DVD and Blu-ray versions, plus a chance to get to know better the most extraordinary collection of toys ever to walk, talk and dance on the screen. Relive the adventures, the joys, the r...
by Cesar Marciano
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Adèle: Rise of the Mummy Movie Review

The biggest surprise of my brief year at the movies is this adventure comedy from France. Just when I thought that it could be downhill from the summer’s smorgasbord of entertainment, comes Luc Besson’s “Adele: Rise of th...
by Cesar Marciano
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Stone Movie Review

With a bold but erratic screenplay, "Stone" touches on big themes but fail to follow through. The plot is exciting but the characters are inconsistent. It has a well-constructed ending that poses the question: when is punishme...
by Cesar Marciano
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The Social Network Movie Review

Somewhere in the middle of “The Social Network,” Napster music file-sharing Web site co-founder Sean Parker (Justin Timberlake) tells Mark Zuckerberg  the Parable of Victoria’s Secret. Roy Raymond, the founder of the pop...
by Cesar Marciano
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The Stendhal Syndrome Movie Review

(***SPOILER ALERT – This review may contain details that could spoil your viewing pleasure.***) First released in 1996 and re-released two years ago, Dario Argento’s “The Stendhal Syndrome” has found a niche in Italian...
by Cesar Marciano
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The Other Guys Movie Review

It begs the question: why can’t the funniest movie of the year be its best as well? Just about the only big gripe about it is the slacking off of the laughs in the second half, but by then the audience have had more fun momen...
by Cesar Marciano
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The Town Has a Whiff of Casablanca

In the taut thriller “The Town,” Doug MacRay of Charlestown, a blue-collar enclave in Boston notorious for producing more bank robbers than any other town in the U.S., knows precisely what the law says. Threatening a state ...
by Cesar Marciano
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Inception a Dream That Never Ends

I found  “Inception”  disappointing, but only during its first 10 minutes. Before I bought a ticket at the box-office and ordered my Sproke (that’s half-Sprite, half-Coke), I had read only two reviews about ...
by Cesar Marciano
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Uproar in Paris over filmmaker Larry Clark

A storm of controversy has ushered in the exhibition in Paris of more than 200 photographs by Larry Clark, the American director best known for “Kids” and who used the F-word 327 times in another film* that went on to win t...
by Cesar Marciano
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