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  • ‘The Debt’ reviews show it to be the last good movie of the summer

     
    The decades when August was just a dumping ground for movies the studios didn't figure were a big enough deal to warrant a real summer release and not really worth a push in the fall, either weren't permanently upended by “The Constant Gardener,&#...
  • A good weekend for ‘The Debt,’ but ‘The Help’ still pays the bills

     
    Happy to see that “The Debt,” the last decent wide release of the summer, is having a good weekend for a thriller that skews a bit older and smarter than the norm. John Madden's remake of the Israeli hit about aged Mossad agents (Helen Mirren,...
  • 'The Debt' review: Well, it's better than "Red"

    'The Debt' review: Well, it's better than "Red"
    **1/2 (out of four)   Sure, in 1997 Rachel (Helen Mirren) celebrates the release of her daughter’s book about when Rachel and other Israeli agents took down a Nazi war criminal. However, let’s go to some 30-year-old flashbacks in Berlin...
  • Reel Critics: Political spy thriller pays its 'Debt'

    Director John Madden and Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren first teamed up in "Prime Suspect," the acclaimed detective series on British television. They transfer much of the gritty tension created in that effort to "The Debt," their new political...
  • 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' review: If you loved "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" ...

    'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' review: If you loved "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" ...
    ** (out of four) Shame on 2-star movies for the indifference they cause. For the mild successes that quickly fade and for the flaws that could have been avoided with a simple change of procedure. For the fact that bad movies stir up some impassioned...
  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

    The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
    It’s like The Golden Girls if done by Merchant-Ivory. Okay, it’s not that bad. Sure, a lot of the script feels like it’s a TV sitcom, and hey…it was written by a TV writer. The steller British cast includes Tom Wilkinson (who...
  • The Debt

    The Debt
    I never pay attention to all the hype people bring up about summer blockbusters, or movies being released for Oscar consideration, and so…I have no clue what time of the year great films are supposed to be released. I do recall hearing that the...
  • 'The Debt'

    'The Debt'
    Three characters are split among six actors - Helen Mirren, Tom Wilkinson and Ciaran Hinds in the present day, and Jessica Chastain, Marton Csokas and Sam Worthington in flashbacks - in director John Madden's ("Shakespeare in Love") cleverly constructed...
  • Reel Critics: Laughs, tears at 'Marigold Hotel'

    Reel Critics: Laughs, tears at 'Marigold Hotel'
      John Madden directed the fun-loving Oscar winner "Shakespeare in Love" and the gritty spy thriller "The Debt." He employs his skills somewhere between these two extremes in"The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel." The story follows several aging Brits needing...
  • Sam Worthington searches for humanity in 'Avatar': 'I don't want to be a cartoon'

     
    There is no film this year that has been anticipated, discussed or debated as much as "Avatar," the sci-fi epic from director James Cameron that reaches theaters Dec. 18. We're going to start a monthlong countdown to the film here......
  • What movies are the next Oscar front-runners?

     
    Here's a rundown of top contenders you should check out in advance of the start of the next Oscars derby. Pete Hammond (Notes on a Season) has written a good overview you should check out too. "All Good Things," Andrew Jarecki (Weinstein Co.) "Betty...
  • Gold Derby nuggets: Megan Mullally exits stage left | Chloe Sevigny: No love for 'Big Love' | Simon Cowell Int'l Emmy honoree

     
    • Two-time Emmy champ Megan Mullally ("Will & Grace") is the talk of the rialto, but for all the wrong reasons. On Tuesday, she dropped out of the first Broadway staging of the Terrence McNally play "Lips Together, Teeth Apart" midway through rehearsals...