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Review: The Descendants
For Clooney, it's all Payne, all gain
George Clooney puts in what may be his best performance as Matt King, scion of a wealthy Hawaiian family that can trace its pedigree back to the 19th century Princess Margaret Ke'alohilani, descendant of King Kamehameha, and bride of Matt's great, great, etc., grandfather, the haole lawyer Edward King.
| November 16, 2011
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| January 01, 0001
Review: Up In the Air
Flight pattern: Reitman takes a familiar turn
No director pulls off the bait-and-switch as craftily as Jason Reitman. He gets you thinking that you're watching a hip, caustic comedy subverting the status quo, but by the end, he's vindicated all the platitudes he seemed to scorn.
| December 02, 2009
A very entertaining documentary
Comparisons with Alexander Payne’s Election won’t fly.
| October 25, 2008
Tom Perrotta keeps his characters company through the bumps and bumbles of American life
As a reader of fiction, at this point in life I’m sort of in my late Imperial phase — a sensationalist, easily distracted, with a vulgar appetite for brilliance.
| October 03, 2007
Telluride’s new American wave?
Back from the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado, I proclaim a renaissance of American cinema.
| September 12, 2007
I Now Pronounce You Chuck + Larry
Mainstream gay-marriage endorsement
Who knew that Adam Sandler had a political movie in him?
| July 24, 2007
MIFF 10 honors cinema’s past and future
Maine film buffs have it tough.
| July 11, 2007
Paris je t'aime
A whirlwind tour of 18 arrondissements in 120 minutes
The concept for this anthology was a short film representing each of Paris’s 20 arrondissements, from the Jardins des Tuileries (#1) to the Cimitière du Père Lachaise (#20).
| May 23, 2007
The varied charms of a DVD magazine
Wholphin serves up aces
Wholphin , the DVD magazine from the creators of literary journal McSweeney’s and quarterly culture magazine the Believer , serves to provide the viewer with sights they had no idea they needed to see.
| February 08, 2007
The future of an illusion
Reflections on 40 years spent in the dark
When I first realized that movies would, for better or worse, dominate my imagination forever, I really gave no thought to the forces at work creating these transfiguring images on a screen.
| November 15, 2006
Scenes from the Forget, Forget CD release
| September 11, 2013 at 1:29 PM
State to probe missing crude-oil reports #PanAm #mepolitics #crudeoil
July 10, 2013 at 3:15 PM
The answer to this week's game
June 08, 2013 at 12:15 PM
LePage: Big company didn't ask about Maine taxes #mepolitics
May 09, 2013 at 9:59 AM
LePage uses Obamacare to achieve his own political goal #mepolitics
May 08, 2013 at 10:12 AM
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