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Friday, September 21, 2007


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Interested in seeing some movies this weekend?  David Cronenberg's new film "Eastern Promises," which won the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival, is here.  It receives a strong review from Arkansas Democrat Gazette film critic Philip Martin and a so-so review from Arkansas Times critic Fritz Brantley. 

"No End in Sight" opens at Matt Smith's Market Street Cinema.  New York Times film critic A.O. Scott opines, "It’s a sober, revelatory and absolutely vital film."  New Yorker film critic David Denby writes of the film, "Though the facts in “No End in Sight” are well known, the movie is still a classic."

Steve Buscemi's new film "Interview" starring Sienna Miller also opens.  Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly notes, "Any doubts as to whether Sienna Miller is a gifted actress should be laid to rest by Interview, a riveting two-hander, in which she plays an American model-actress being interviewed by a bitter, sarcastic worm of a journalist (Steve Buscemi)."  David Edelstein of New York Magazine agrees, "Interview is a two-actor psychodrama that evolves into a cat-and-mouse game, with each character getting the upper hand. It’s rife with hairpin emotional turns, deceptions, confessions, and dredged-up secrets. I’ve sat through so many claustrophobic examples of the genre I forgot how exhilarating, how pure a great one could be. Interview is a great one—electric as theater and cinema."

Luc Besson's latest film "Angel-A" doesn't get much love from the critics, but it still might be worth a look.  Pete Travers of Rolling Stone writes, " What nearly saves the movie, besides the Rasmussen eye candy, is Paris itself, shot in shimmering black-and-white by the gifted Thierry Arbogast. Talk is cheap here, and often inane, but as a silent film, Angel-A could have been magic." 

I can't really say that I have much interest in "Good Luck Chuck," despite Jessica Alba's hotness. "Resident Evil 3" and "Sydney White" look downright awful. 

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