Articles tagged based on a true story

‘Based on a True Story’ Won’t Take Hold of You

The whole book is a non-answer, and to take that risk, the author has to give something in return: a fleshed-out plot, more action, or elevated language.

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Metatextual Games Stamp Out Thriller Conventions in ‘Based on a True Story’

French author Delphine de Vigan is very successful at setting up an original mystery, but she gets bogged down in overly literary reflections.

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‘Empire State’ Has Lots of Top-Secret Planning Going on in Mob-Owned Cafes

An interview with the real Chris Potamitis, featured as an extra of the Blu-ray release of the film, is the most interesting thing on this whole disc.

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Alas, There is Nothing ‘Extraordinary’ About ‘Extraordinary Measures’

Harrison Ford and Brendan Fraser make a serviceable team, but Extraordinary Measures can't escape its very ordinary presentation.

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5 Aug 2009 // 9:59 PM

The Haunting in Connecticut

To say that The Haunting in Connecticut borrows liberally from the textbook for Haunted House Movie 101 is giving it undue credit. It cribs unabashedly from a host of movies before it.

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NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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