Tag Archive: Mark Ruffalo

Spotlight

BBB.5 (out of 5) A new editor takes over the Boston Globe and tells members of “Spotlight”, a team of journalists who do deep work on long research projects, that a story has… Continue reading

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Avengers: Age Of Ultron

BBB (out of 5) The superhero variety bag is back, they once again have to save the world and, in an ironic twist, the villain trying to destroy humanity is their own damn… Continue reading

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Foxcatcher

BBBB (out of 5) The true story of wrestling champions Mark and David Schultz is brought to the screen by Bennett Miller, reuniting with Capote writer Dan Futterman (here sharing credit with E.… Continue reading

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Windtalkers

B (out of 5) After suffering devastating losses to his group in the South Pacific (including some very bad personal injuries), Nicolas Cage recovers at an Army hospital when he is given a… Continue reading

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13 Going On 30

BBBB (out of 5) It’s 1987, and 13 year-old Jenna Rink is desperate to fit in with the cool kids at school. She even goes as far as alienating her geeky best friend… Continue reading

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Shutter Island

BB.5 (out of 5) A terrific display of art direction surrounding a pretty empty experience of a movie, one that further aggravates the senses by taking up almost two and a half hours… Continue reading

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The Avengers (2012)

BBB (out of 5) Imagine the cinematic version of a cereal multi-pak and you have this combination of superhero films that puts some of Marvel’s most popular moneymakers together in an effort to,… Continue reading

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All The King’s Men (2006)

BB (out of 5) An impressive cast is wasted around a two-hour Oscar speech by Sean Penn, who is impressive but has been given too much free reign to go crazy in this… Continue reading

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Blindness

BBB (out of 5) Nobel Prize-winning author Jose Saramago’s bestselling novel reaches the big screen with mixed results. After a random driver succumbs to a case of instant blindness, his condition turns out… Continue reading

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The Last Castle

BB (out of 5) Robert Redford plays a top-ranking Army general who is sent to military prison after directly disobeying an order from a higher member of the command chain. Once there, he befriends… Continue reading

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Collateral

BBBB (out of 5) Jamie Foxx is excellent as a cab driver who drops off the beginning of a promising relationship in the form of Jada Pinkett Smith (who has never been more captivating) and… Continue reading

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Margaret

BB (out of 5) Anna Paquin is a hormonal, hypersensitive, sometimes charismatic but mostly trite teenager who, on a random shopping excursion to look for a hat, finds herself in the middle of a… Continue reading

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Date Night

BB (out of 5) Tina Fey and Steve Carell play a comfortably married New Jersey couple whose life has become completely overrun with work and parenthood, their exciting nights out involving a local eatery and… Continue reading

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Where The Wild Things Are

BB (out of 5) A young boy gets tired of being ignored by his overworked single mother (Catherine Keener) and his mean older sister. After deciding he’s had enough (he’s actually a bit… Continue reading

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Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

BBBB.5 (out of 5) After a horrific break-up with his scatterbrained girlfriend (Kate Winslet), Jim Carrey discovers that she has had a medical procedure on her brain to make her forget him, so… Continue reading

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Reservation Road

BBB (out of 5) Two families are destroyed by a tragic car accident: Joaquin Phoenix and Jennifer Connelly are torn with grief after their son is killed in a hit and run accident,… Continue reading

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Rumor Has It…

BBB.5 (out of 5) Jennifer Aniston is perfectly cast in this surprisingly bearable Rob Reiner comedy. She plays a young woman who has commitment issues with her boyfriend (Mark Ruffalo) that go into… Continue reading

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We Don’t Live Here Anymore

BB.5 (out of 5) Yeah, but we don’t care. This adaptation of two Andre Dubus novellas (originally published in 1984, and it shows) falls short of the recent spew of film transfers of… Continue reading

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Ride With The Devil

BBB (out of 5) Ang Lee’s gorgeously photographed Civil War epic possesses mixed results. On the one hand, it features exceptional performances by Tobey Maguire, Simon Baker, folk singer Jewel and Jeffrey Wright,… Continue reading

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My Life Without Me

BBBB (out of 5) Sarah Polley plays a university janitor who works late nights while her husband (Scott Speedman) is still looking for a job. Raising her two daughters in a trailer situated… Continue reading

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Zodiac

BB (out of 5) Starting in 1969, a series of murders were attributed to a figure known only as the “Zodiac” killer for more than a decade before police gave up on the… Continue reading

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54

BB (out of 5) Mark Christopher makes a valiant attempt to recapture the freewheeling world of drugs and sex that made up a good part of the Studio 54 experience in the seventies,… Continue reading

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The Kids Are All Right

BBB (out of 5) Annette Bening and Julianne Moore have raised two children together and are now in for a change of pace as daughter Mia Wasikowska prepares to go to college. They’re in for… Continue reading

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In The Cut

BB.5 (out of 5) Meg Ryan plays a dowdy English professor who comes home to her grungy Manhattan apartment to find a detective (Mark Ruffalo) waiting in her stairwell who tells her that… Continue reading

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You Can Count On Me

BBBBB (out of 5) One of the most accomplished films of the year is this very fine tribute to the complexities of family relationships. Laura Linney couldn’t be better as Sammy, a loans officer… Continue reading

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Thanks For Sharing

BBB.5 (out of 5) Shame presented sexually compulsive behavior as the background upon which director Steve McQueen could render all his own personal feelings of the titular anguish without the least bit of… Continue reading

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