INDIEWATCH: ‘What Maisie Knew’ A Complex Story Through The Gaze Of An Uncomplicated Storyteller

“What Maisie Knew” chronicles the disintegration of a family in present-day New York City as seen through the eyes of the 7-year-old title character (Onata Aprile). The film opens as Maisie’s mother, Susanna (Julianne Moore), carries her to bed. Susanna asks “What do you want me to sing to you?” and Maisie says “What did…
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MY FIVE: Best Heroines Of Horror

In honor of Halloween, I give you MY TOP FIVE Best Heroines of Horror. 5. Rosemary, “Rosemary’s Baby,” 1968. Mia Farrow brings it as the delicate woman whose only objective is to save her unborn child from devil worshipers. Farrow delivers as a mother who will stop at nothing, regardless of how the chips may…
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‘Machete Kills’ Sure To Deliver Blood, Babes

I went through a Robert Rodriguez phase, as did the rest of America. He directed “Sin City” and ‘Planet Terror,” two visually striking and gory movies. After staying relatively low on the radar, his latest work “Machete Kills” opens in theaters this week. This is a sequel to 2010’s “Machete,” and if the name says…
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REVIEW: The Pros And Cons Of ‘Don Jon’

“Don Jon” is about a 20-something New Jersey dude whose passions are in what he possesses: his body, his apartment, his car, his family, his church, his boys, his girls. And his porn. Johnny, played by child actor turned mega star, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, doesn’t realize he has a porn addiction, (he ranks it higher than…
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INDIEWATCH: Elle Fanning Shines In ‘Ginger & Rosa’

“Ginger & Rosa” Starring: Elle Fanning, Alessandro Nivola, Christina Hendricks Written, directed by: Sally Potter Time: 1:30 Elle Fanning gives a nuanced tour de force in writer/director Sally Potter’s newest independent film, “Ginger & Rosa. Fanning plays Ginger, a fiery-haired teen who, with the help of her life-long bestie, Rosa (played by newbie Alice Englert),…
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