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Cradle Will Rock - * 1/2*

The intersection of politics, class relations and art has rarely been examined in the movies. Cradle Will Rock, the third directorial outing from Tim Robbins, examines this unusual juxtoposition with plenty of energy. But amid his many political musings, Robbins … Continue reading

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Rounders - * * *

Rounders introduces us to the world of high-stakes poker. With an electric cast, and some apt direction, it transforms a run-of-the-mill storyline into a fascinating movie. Mike McDermott (Matt Damon) is a master poker player. He claims that poker is … Continue reading

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The Big Lebowski - * *

The Coen Brothers have consistently released a string of quirky, offbeat, but highly entertaining films with only one minor stumble (Miller’s Crossing). While The Big Lebowski delivers more of their typical oddball characters and situations, it is an unfortunate disappointment. … Continue reading

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Grace of My Heart - * * * 1/2*

Intriguing drama about the music world of the 50s, 60s and 70s. Grace of My Heart tells the story of Edna Buxton (Illeana Douglas), the daughter of a Philadelphia steel magnate who wins a singing contest in the 1950s, and … Continue reading

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