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Force Majeure

The 2014 Swedish film Force Majeure might have been snubbed by the Oscars, but that was a poor call by the Academy. This is an intelligent film that treats you intelligently, asking you to decide how you feel about its characters and their actions. The film is about a middle-class couple Tomas...

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Life itself

 
 

Roma

Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma is a film of great beauty and genuine feeling. It couldn’t be more dissimilar to his other films, and yet, like some of his best work it has that incredible, immersive quality that transports the viewer to another world. Previously he’s taken us to space (Gravity), to a...

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what I'm reading

The 10 best films of 2010 (so far) that you may have missed

Los Angeles Times piece on the films you should have watched this year, but probably haven't. Go seek them out now!

 

The irony of the founding of Facebook

New York Times piece in which director David Fincher and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin discuss the irony of the founding of Facebook, which is at the core of their new film The Social Network.

 

Why James Franco is embarrassed to talk about himself!

An excellent New York Times piece on one of my favorite young actors James Franco; also the star of Danny Boyle's new film 127 Hours.

 

Noomi Rapace, original ‘Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ cast in Sherlock Holmes 2

Slashfilm.com has a story on Noomi Rapace, the star of the original Swedish film signing up to play the lead role opposite RDJ and Jude Law in the Sherlock Holmes sequel out next year.