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Margaret

Director: Kenneth Lonergan Starring: Anna Paquin, Matt Damon, Mark Ruffalo Margaret is a little bit of a messy film by Kenneth Lonergan (screenwriter of Gangs of New York) that comes with what is quite possibly one of the best performances I’ve ever seen by an actress. While Anna Paquin is brilliant in this film, there … Continue reading

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The Descendants

Director: Alexander Payne Starring: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller Alexander Payne’s first directing job since 2004’s Sideways is nothing short of brilliant. The film is packed with great performances, great visuals, and people that really make an audience care about what’s going on. George Clooney plays Matt King, a descendant of Hawaiian Royalty and … Continue reading

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Win Win

Director: Thomas McCarthy Starring: Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, Alex Shaffer Thomas McCarthy has directed 3 films now. I haven’t seen The Station Agent but have heard good things. The 2007 film The Visitor was one of the better surprises of the year as Richard Jenkins put on an awesome performance. Now, with Win Win he has made a … Continue reading

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Somewhere

Director: Sofia Coppola Starring: Stephen Dorff, Elle Fanning Lost in Translation is really the last memorable film that Sofia Coppola has done. In fact, until this beautiful film Somewhere, she had only directed one film since 2006 (Marie Antoinette, which I never saw). This film reminds me a lot of Lost in Translation as it really doesn’t … Continue reading