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Posted By on Sat, May 5, 2007 at 5:17 AM

While "Spider-Man 3" is dominating blogs and box offices, two films that opened in select cities this weekend are worth a mention:  "Away from Her" starring Julie Christie and "Paris je t'aime."  No word on when these films will make it to Little Rock.

                                           

David Edelstein of New York Magazine writes, "Away From Her is a twilight-of-life love story, one that harshly demolishes our romantic notions of love and loyalty, then replaces them with something deeper and, finally, more consoling."   A.O. Scott of The New York Times opines, "the film is by turns sharp and somber, alive to the lacerations of ordinary experience and quietly attentive to grand absurdities and small instances of grace. . .I can’t remember the last time the movies yielded up a love story so painful, so tender and so true."  Carina Chocano of the LA Times believes, "Away From Her is poignant, wise and unafraid — just the sort of film for a young person, or any person, for that matter, to make."  This film has 100% Cream of the Crop rating on Rottentomatoes.com. 

                                                 

Ray Bennett of Hollywood Reporter describes Paris je t'aime as "a charming colleciton of veignettes." Stephen Holden of The New York Times observes that the film "is a cinematic tasting menu consisting entirely of amuse-bouches. After two hours of such tidbits the palate is sated."  Gene Seymour of Newsday writes that it "manages to leave you feeling buoyed and grinning; sort of like what an easygoing week's vacation in Paris might induce - along with occasional torpor, frenzy, melancholy and surprises."  The film currently has an 86% Cream of the Crop rating on Rottentomatoes.com.

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