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Review: ‘Life Itself’

Posted July 3, 2014 by Jake Kring-Schreifels

Directed by Steve James Featuring Roger Ebert, Chaz Ebert, Gene Siskel, Martin Scorsese Now Playing in NYC at Film Society of Lincoln Center & Landmark Sunshine Cinema The juxtaposition is hard to miss. It’s late into ‘Life Itself’, director Steve James’ deeply intimate documentary about popular Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert, and we’re in […]

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Review: ‘Begin Again’

Posted June 29, 2014 by Jake Kring-Schreifels

Written & Directed by John Carney Starring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Catherine Keener, Hailee Steinfeld & Adam Levine When Keira Knightley’s character Greta, a tomboy-dressed Brit, performs an original song during an open-mic night, a music producer named Dan (Mark Ruffalo) becomes entranced in smile. The song is a ballad, and the energized bar crowd […]

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Review: ‘Third Person’

Posted June 21, 2014 by Jake Kring-Schreifels

Written & Directed by Paul Haggis Starring Liam Neeson, Olivia Wilde, Mila Kunis, James Franco, Kim Basinger, Maria Bello, Adrien Brody, Loan Chobani & Moran Atias Sounds, images, and characters overlap and converge in writer/director Paul Haggis’ ‘Third Person’. It’s the driving twist to a plot that melodramatically, if not vaguely, stitches together three romantic narratives […]

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Review: ‘Ping Pong Summer’

Posted June 6, 2014 by Jake Kring-Schreifels

Written & Directed by Michael Tully Starring Susan Sarandon, John Hannah, Leah Thompson, Amy Sedaris, Robert Longstreet, Marcello Conte & Judah Friedlander It’s hard to really dislike director Michael Tully’s ‘Ping Pong Summer’, essentially a sanitized love letter to the 1980s. That’s not necessarily a compliment though, more a shrug of indifference to a moderately […]

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Review: ‘The Double’

Posted May 14, 2014 by David Teich

Directed by Richard Ayoade Written by Richard Ayoade, Avi Korine, Fyodor Dostoyevsky (novella) Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn When we open on Simon James (Jesse Eisenberg) in Richard Ayoade’s magnificent new comedy/drama/fever dream, he’s sitting in a train, eyes closed, clutching a briefcase. His overlarge suit only accentuates his thin and vulnerable frame, […]

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Review: ‘God’s Pocket’

Posted May 8, 2014 by Jake Kring-Schreifels

Directed by John Slatterly Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christina Hendricks, Richard Jenkins & John Turturro Opens Friday, May 9, 2014 in NYC at IFC Center. God’s Pocket is a tight-knit 1970s community south of Philadelphia where “everyone knows everyone’s business.” At least, that’s what Richard Shelburn (Richard Jenkins), an intermittent narrator and newspaper writer, opines about in his […]

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