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‘A Single Shot,’ a trigger-happy thriller

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Much like 2008’s “Winter’s Bone,” Sam Rockwell’s new character piece “A Single Shot” is set against the grit and grime of rural America. Rockwell plays John Moon, a family man whose life is taken for a ride when, while hunting, he accidentally shoots and kills... More »

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‘Still Mine’ is a touching, true tale

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James Cromwell and Genevieve Bujold in “Still Mine.” (Courtesy of Samuel Goldwyn Film) With the heartbreaking tale told by Micheal Hanake in 2012’s “Amour,” which eventually won the 2013 Academy award for Best Foreign Film, and the equally heartbreaking, but u... More »

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‘The Way Way Back’ is honest summer winner

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Liam James and Nat Faxon in “The Way Way Back.” (Courtesy of 20th Century Fox) Many o’ films have tried, and some have failed, to capture the true essence of the American summer. From Bruce Brown’s 1966 classic “The Endless Summer” to a more recent release lik... More »

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South Korea shines with raw, sobering import ‘Pieta’

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“Pieta” was the first film from South Korea to win the top prizes at the Venice International Film Festival, Cannes and Berlin. Any follower of South Korean cinema knows that revenge is often a theme used to drive the narrative forward. In Kim Ki-Duk’s Golden ... More »

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10 under the radar summer movies to catch

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“The East,” starring Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgard and Jason Ritter, is a crime thriller about eco-terrorism that opens in theaters on May 31. (Courtesy of collider.com) Sure, the summer movie season is traditionally reserved for big budget action picks wi... More »

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“Iron Man 3” blasts weekend box office competition

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“Iron Man 3,” starring Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow, opened in theaters on Friday, May 3, 2013. (Courtesy of geeksaslyaer.com) Even with the star power of Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow to its name, “Iron Man 3” fell short of garnering the bigg... More »