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  • 'Project Nim' review: It's hard in here for a chimp

    'Project Nim' review: It's hard in here for a chimp
    ***1/2 (out of four) In the mid-‘70s, Columbia University professor Herb Terrace—which really sounds like the code name for a hippie commune—supervises¬† an experiment to see if a young chimp could acquire language by being raised in a...
  • Film Reviews: 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2,' 'Project Nim,' 'Terri.'

    Film Reviews: 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2,' 'Project Nim,' 'Terri.'
    When we last left Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe), he had destroyed only three of the seven Horcruxes in which the evil Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) had stored pieces of his soul, which was one way to stretch out the last volume of J.K. Rowling's...
  • Documentaries delight Hollywood's politically engaged

    Documentaries delight Hollywood's politically engaged
    The documentary category is where Hollywood wears its conscience on its sleeve, and this Oscar season's nominees have the politically engaged members of the industry buzzing more than usual over the range and variety of topics. Partly, that's because the...
  • 'The Wrestler' wins at Film Independent's Spirit Awards

    'The Wrestler' wins at Film Independent's Spirit Awards
    " The Wrestler," the poignant drama about an aging grappler who refuses to give up the ring, pinned its competition Saturday afternoon at Film Independent's Spirit Awards, winning honors for best feature, best male lead for star Mickey Rourke, and best...
  • Documentaries that take you for a walk in their shoes

    Documentaries that take you for a walk in their shoes
    While many of this year's feature documentary Oscar contenders focus on an inattentive (or worse) government, some are notable for their intimate portrayals of an individual. Kimberley Roberts, whose home-video footage of Hurricane Katrina forms the heart...
  • 'Man on Wire'--4 stars (excellent): Long-ago prank now a homage

    On a misty day in August 1974, 1,350 feet above the Manhattan streets, French wire-walker Philippe Petit spent 45 minutes gliding back and forth between the south and the north towers of the World Trade Center, eight crossings in all. " Man on Wire"...
  • A great year for water

    A great year for water
    At the Sundance Film Festival, 2008 became a banner year for large bodies of water as "Frozen River" took the grand jury prize for drama and "Trouble the Water" walked off with the top documentary award at the fest's closing night ceremonies Saturday at...
  • Documentary: James Marsh (director) and Simon Chinn (producer), 'Man on Wire'

    Documentary: James Marsh (director) and Simon Chinn (producer), 'Man on Wire'
    James Marsh (director) and Simon Chinn (producer) "Man on Wire" "Man on Wire," part thriller, part existential mood piece, told the story of how French acrobat Philippe Petit walked on a tightrope between the two towers of the World Trade Center in...