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  • Hollywood Star Vehicles Chase European Audience Award

    LONDON -- English-language fare with Hollywood stars make up more than a third of the nominees for the European Film Academy's People's Choice Award, which will be voted for by film fans across Europe. Nominees include "Anna Karenina," starring Keira...
  • Critic's Pick: 'Love Is All You Need' is a romantic delight

     Critic's Pick: 'Love Is All You Need' is a romantic delight
    This is the time of year when the number of indie movies in theaters shrinks while the big, brassy ones beat the drum loudly, with little satisfaction to be found in all that noise. Unless you want to fight the first-weekend crowds for a "Star Trek Into...
  • 'Love is All You Need' review: Refers to facts not in evidence

    'Love is All You Need' review: Refers to facts not in evidence
    ** (out of four) No, the Italian-set Danish romantic comedy “Love Is All You Need” has nothing to do with The Beatles’ “All You Need Is Love.” Based on the movie's low quantity of romance, it may as well be called “The...
  • Second chance for amore in 'Love Is All You Need' ★★★

    Second chance for <i>amore</i> in 'Love Is All You Need' &#9733;&#9733;&#9733;
    Danish filmmaker Susanne Bier's excellent tragedies tend to feature the sorts of characters and conflicts that turn up in her newest movie, "Love Is All You Need." We meet a heartbroken widower, a breast-cancer survivor, an unfaithful husband, an...
  • The second time around, 'Love Is All You Need'

    The second time around, 'Love Is All You Need'
    Pierce Brosnan was self-assured and sexy as James Bond in four blockbusters. He warbled ABBA in the 2008 musical "Mamma Mia!" and played a former British prime minister in Roman Polanski's 2010 thriller "The Ghost Writer." But be vulnerable? Not so...
  • Review: Under the Italian sun, 'Love Is All You Need'

    Review: Under the Italian sun, 'Love Is All You Need'
    Danish filmmaker Susanne Bier's excellent tragedies tend to feature the sorts of characters and conflicts that turn up in her newest movie, "Love Is All You Need." We meet a heartbroken widower, a breast-cancer survivor, an unfaithful husband, an...
  • Foreign-language Oscar nominees portray true grittiness

    Foreign-language Oscar nominees portray true grittiness
    In 2008, the committee that oversees the Oscars' foreign-language film category came under withering criticism for avoiding risky movies. Romania's "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days," a frank account of a young girl's illegal abortion, wasn't nominated, nor...
  • Oscar night: Everybody ready?

     
    Watching a bit of the red carpet stuff. Hailee Steinfeld looking lovely, all grown up. And here we go. Will Billy Crystal show up? Will they let James Franco and Anne Hathaway do a bit from “Grease”? Rumors. Rumors. I don't usually invest...
  • Today’s interview, Oscar winning director Susanne Bier

     
    She JUST won a most deserved Academy Award for the Danish drama “In a Better World.” Susanne Bier, whom I've interviewed before, has taken a shot at making movies in Hollywood. But she went home to Denmark, and to Africa, to make her...
  • Susanne Bier talks about her Oscar, bullying and life ‘In a Better World’

     
    Denmark, the nation that spirited all most of its Jews out of the reach of the Nazis during World War II, is famous for its tolerance. But Susanne Bier, a native Danish filmmaker, wanted to go underneath that reputation. With “In a Better World,&#...
  • Movie Review: In a Better World

     
    The doctor comes to the remote clinic and tosses the chanting African children the gift of a soccer ball. Then he sets to work. Anton (Mikael Persbrandt)  is a surgeon, a member of Doctors Without Borders bringing medicine and healing to this remote,...
  • Weekend review roundup, much love for ‘Thor,’ much hate for ‘Borrowed’

     
    The rotten tomatoes tomatometer's lack of subtlety isn't a huge issue most weekends, with the aggregate/average score a movie gets from the collective 100-150 critics leveling out and somewhat inflating a middling movie that everybody is OK with, and...