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Shore Scripts Writing Contest — Closed

April 10, 2016 – 8:45 am
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You’ve done it! You’ve finished your masterpiece, a script destined to wow the critics and win a slew of awards…

Now what?

Phil’s Camino — Sneak Peek

March 5, 2016 – 10:59 am
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Phil’s Camino gets its premiere at SXSW this month. From the film’s press release:
Directed by filmmaker, pilgrim and author, Annie O’Neil and filmmaker Jessica Lewis, …

Oyelowo Follows Up “Selma” with Faith-Themed “Captive”

June 19, 2015 – 1:32 pm
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Oyelowo stars opposite Kate Mara in Captive, based on an incident in which a fugitive takes captive a recovering meth addict. The story takes a surprising turn when Ashley Smith begins reading from Rick Warren’s The Purpose Driven Life.

Video: TIFF 2014 — The Imitation Game

September 10, 2014 – 11:13 pm
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The Imitation Game can’t decide if it wants to be about Alan Turing’s life or his work, so it does a little of both, neither particularly well.

Video: TIFF 2014 Reviews — Gemma Bovery

September 6, 2014 – 7:27 pm
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An entertaining update on Madame Bovary, adapted from Posy Simmonds’s graphic novel.

Video: Five Films to Look for from the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival

August 31, 2014 – 6:43 pm

The Toronto International Film Festival starts later this week. Here are five films we’re looking forward to reviewing….

You Can’t Take It With You (Capra, 1938)

May 19, 2009 – 6:55 pm
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The situation is timeless, but the setting is very much of the moment.

The Great Dictator (Chaplin, 1940)

April 30, 2009 – 8:10 pm
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A lot of critical ink has been used to talk about how politically brave the film is, given that the outcome of the war was in no ways assured in 1940. So I was ready for the political satire and the humanistic speech at the end. Here’s what I wasn’t ready for–how darn funny the film can be.