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Woman in Gold

There are just about no greater villains of modern history, both cinematically and in reality, as the Nazis. Images of the stiff-armed salutes, the crisp uniforms, the shiny boots, and–just as horrific–the smiling and waving crowds lining the streets as the motorcades drive by, can still bring chills to those of us that weren’t alive …

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Noma: My Perfect Storm

Entertainment has always loved a mad genius. Whether the person portrayed is a brilliant scientist, artist, or musician — these folks almost always makes for at least interesting cinema. We lowly folks want to know what makes a creative genius tick. Chef René Redzepi is one such mad genius, bringing a fascinating creativity that, some say, …

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Big Eyes

The Keane “Big Eyes” paintings that dominated the late Fifties and early Sixties (and inspired endless knock-offs) have been called everything from kitschy to haunting. What caused this artist to paint such huge eyes? Walter Keane cited the starving children in Auschwitz as his inspiration, but the truth is far stranger. Walter Keane didn’t paint …

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The Monuments Men

For starters, I couldn’t quite tell whether Clooney’s latest directorial effort – an amiable but somewhat forgettable WWII picture about a rag-tag group of art-loving guys tasked with recovering, and protecting, some of Europe’s most prized art from the Nazis – was meant to be a lighthearted romp or a serious drama. The jaunty score …

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Adam Goldberg plays Adrian, an Adam Goldberg-type… you know, he is scowly, moody, full of disdain for humanity in general, and explodes with rat-tat-tat verbosity about how he is obviously the smartest one in the room. In a word, he is a pretentious ultra-urban snob. This time he is a musician that makes such edgy …

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Trance

James McAvoy stars as Simon, an art auctioneer who’s pulled into the high-stakes heist of a multi-million-dollar painting. But when the job goes awry and he’s knocked unconscious, he loses a chunk of his memory and can’t remember where he’s hidden the stolen goods. Unfortunately for Simon, Franck (Vincent Cassel), his gangster partner-in-crime, is none …

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Little Ashes

In the late 1920s in Spain, the paths of some extraordinary young men crossed paths at an art school in Madrid. Federico García Lorca (Javier Beltrán) was already well on his way to being a renowned poet. His pal Luis Buñuel (Matthew McNulty) had a fierce passion that he hadn’t yet directed towards an art, …

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