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Becoming Jane

February 19, 2008

 Becoming Jane

Having broken through to the mainstream with The Devil Wears Prada (2006), actress Anne Hathaway tries her hand at the period film, a necessary step for anyone who wants to stretch themselves and demonstrate that they have range. Still early in her career,... 

Factory Girl: Unrated

July 17, 2007

 Factory Girl: Unrated

Charles Taylor’s recent article in the New York Times documented the checkered production history of Factory Girl (2006), a biopic about Andy Warhol star, Edie Sedgwick. The shoot was plagued with a shifty financial backer, delays and re-shoots. Then,... 

Breach

June 18, 2007

 Breach

Based on one of the most significant lapses of national security in the history of U.S. intelligence, Breach (2007) continues director Billy Ray’s aptitude and interest for factually-based exposes featuring antagonists with a knack for deception. His... 

Miss Potter

June 14, 2007

 Miss Potter

When it was announced that the very American actress Renee Zellweger was to play the beloved British literary heroine Bridget Jones, fans were in an uproar. How dare an American play such a quintessential British character?! However, she silenced all... 

The Good Shepherd

April 3, 2007

 The Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd (2006) has been a long-gestating project for screenwriter Eric Roth but then again pitching an epic biopic about the creation of the CIA must’ve been a tough sell for studios interested in making crowd-pleasing blockbusters and not... 

Alexander Revisited: The Final Cut

March 10, 2007

 Alexander Revisited: The Final Cut

Not satisfied with the theatrical cut of Alexander (2004), a long-gestating project that he had been working on for years, or even happy with his own director’s cut in 2005, Oliver Stone has revisited his film a third and final time with an expanded... 

Flyboys

January 26, 2007

 Flyboys

Flyboys (2006) attempts to tell the story of the Lafayette Escadrille – American pilots who volunteered to fly in the French Air Service during World War. As the war rages on and millions of soldiers die, America has yet to enter the war. Inspired by... 

Reds: 25th Anniversary Edition

October 23, 2006

 Reds: 25th Anniversary Edition

The 1970s saw the rise in prominence of the director in Hollywood and this resulted in many movies being pushed through the system that wouldn’t normally have been made. However, by the time of the Heaven’s Gate (1980) debacle, the rule of the director... 

United 93: 2-Disc Limited Edition

September 5, 2006

 United 93: 2-Disc Limited Edition

On September 11, 2001, four commercial airplanes were hijacked by teams of terrorists and used as missiles to strike twice in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. The fourth plane never reached its intended target and crashed in a field... 

The World’s Fastest Indian

June 26, 2006

 The World’s Fastest Indian

The World’s Fastest Indian (2005) is a fictionalized account of Burt Munro (Hopkins) from Invercargill, New Zealand, who personally modified his old 1920s Indian Scout 45 motorcycle into a 200 mph record-breaking machine. The film follows his journey... 

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