Archives for November 2011


The Artist

A gem of a film you won't want to miss
Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Béjo and John Goodman
Directed by Michel Hazanivicius

American audiences who would pass on Michel Hazanavicius’s The Artist because a) it’s a silent movie and b) it’s in black and white, will be missing one of the best films in decades. Just like some of its unforgettable elders in the silent-film era, The Artist is funny, touching without being sentimental, with story line and feelings perfectly conveyed without words. If you ever wondered how ... more >

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Nicola Peltz

Promising young actress to appear in 2012's Eye of the Hurricane

Now that Dakota Fanning is all grown up who's going to be America’s next sweetheart? We present for your consideration Nicola Peltz. In 2010’s live-action film The Last Airbender, directed by M. Night Shyamalan, Peltz played Katara, a gutsy princess warrior. Airbender was based on a Nickelodeon original programming that was extremely popular with viewers. Her interpretation had fans gushing ... more >

Khodorkovsky doc to premiere at Film Forum

Film sheds light on the world's most famous convict

Who doesn't love a good documentary about tax and embezzlement charges? If nothing else, we've become a savvy crowd what with the glut of famous (and famously fallen) financial tycoons of late. We should call this decade "Scoundrels at the gate." And yet, this particular story is not entirely as it seems. Mikhail Khodorkovsky was once the richest man in Russia, yet, today he’s one of the ... more >

Dubai unveils fest’s eighth edition

Newbie fest thriving as it nears a decade in existence

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, The Descendants; The Muppets, Three Quarter Moon, Terraferma and My Week With Marilyn; those are some of the titles that will be shown at the next Dubai film festival. In all, 46 world premieres will be taking place at this star-studded event. Among the confirmed celebrities will be Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton, Anil Kapoor, Léa Seydoux, director ... more >

The Muppets

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The Muppets

It's time to meet the Muppets
Amy Adams, Jason Segel and Chris Cooper
Directed by James Bobin

Who doesn’t love The Muppets? Birds love them. Bees love them. Even monkeys stuck in trees love them. That’s been the case since the 1970s when Jim Henson first stuck his hand into a green sock and pulled out a cultural icon (I know, he’s not really a green sock.) Why you would have to be a heartless Texas oilman played by Chris Cooper (with his own personal rap!) to want to quash the ... more >