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Mud: Most Unfairly Overlooked Film of 2013

Mud, starring Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, and child-actor Tye Sheridan, was released in the spring of 2013 and received very good reviews. I missed it in its original release but was recently able to track it down o...
 
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Philomena15
Philomena15

Philomena: Simple but Deep

Philomena, starring Judi Dench as an Irish woman searching in America for her long-lost son, is a simple film. But it is put together by director Stephen Frears so superbly, with such grace and humanity, that you can’t he...
 
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12 Years 6
12 Years 6
12 Years 6

12 Years a Slave: Best Film of 2013

12 Years a Slave is a horrifying, realistic look at American slavery.  The film is grueling in its depiction of the hell that black Americans lived under for several hundred years, and it is the best film by far of 2013. It is ...

 
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AmericanHustle4
AmericanHustle4

American Hustle: A Must-See

By Mona Gerber Milbrodt Although she would have been barely past toddlerhood in 1978, Amy Adams wears those iconic big-ass hair rollers held fast by oversize metal bobby pin clips as if she had really lived in the post-Watergat...
 
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Gatsby1A
Gatsby1A

Great Gatsby: One of the Best of 2013

Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby” has flaws. For starters, it’s visually and sonically bloated and about a half-hour too long. (Total running time is almost two-and-a-half hours.) But it is also complex,...