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Ben Foster fights for his life in “THE SURVIVOR” | REVIEW

Distributed by HBO Films
Ben Foster, Peter Sarsgaard and Vicky Krieps
Directed by Barry Levinson

Barry Levinson is known for his natural filmmaking style and ease with portraying realistic characters and dialogue. “The Survivor” is no exception. His latest project is, likely, the loftiest one yet. Working from a powerful screenplay from Justine Juel Gillmer, the film tells the true story of Harry Haft, a Jewish man who, while in Auschwitz, became an unstoppable fighter, surviving by ... more >

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

[Aug. 16th, 2013; IFC Films]
Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck and Ben Foster
Directed by David Lowery

Should art challenge us? Can we just let ourselves be taken by its emotional implications? These are some of the questions that revolve around "Ain't them bodies saints," a picturesque, if sometimes vexing, new film headed for the cineplex next Friday. The seventies somewhere in Hill Country Texas; grasslands, the occasional canyon, cities. Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara play the outlaw Bob ... more >