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16 Jun 2015 // 10:38 AM

Double Take: Lost in Translation (2003)

As Bill Murray's character sings, "It was fun for awhile, but there's nothing more than this." Is there more to Sofia Coppola's 2003 character study? Double Take takes a look.

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Wes Anderson and His Weird Ways Are Quite Apparent in ‘The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou’

Wes Anderson's strange and surreal film, now in a Criterion Blu-ray, has never looked or sounded better. But is this just another Anderson weird?

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Harold Ramis (1944 - 2014): Empathy for the Rebel

Harold Ramis’s oeuvre comprised a Hall of Justice for the nerds; people old enough to know there are no super heroes, but young enough to realize we could use them from time to time.

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NYFF – ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’ 10th Anniversary

Luke Wilson was in town for an MTV related New York Comic Con panel a day or two afterwards. Ben Stiller had just completed hosting

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Tribeca Film Festival 2010: Get Low

Director Aaron Schneider's feature film debut and its cast are impressive.

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Natural Born Killers: The Director’s Cut

Stone's pedigree secure, the Hollywood maverick turned on the system itself; tarring sensationalism, public bloodlust, and judicial entropy, seemingly with the same brush.

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PASADENA, Calif. — Chevy Chase, who never thought he would be involved with a situation comedy, finds himself in the cast of the new NBC show “

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1 May 2009 // 7:19 AM

The Limits of Control

The limits of control are simultaneously intimate and global. And Isaac De Bankolé's face reveals just as much as you can know.

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Summer of Same: May 2009

May's titles include the fourth films in two aging franchises, more Pixar perfection, and the reboot of a TV series from 40 years ago. And they say there are no new ideas.

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9 Oct 2008 // 11:00 PM

For a retired guy, Bill Murray has been busy. Not only did he jump out of a plane during Chicago’s Air & Water Show

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The end is here: 9-11 attacks and the new millennium revive apocalyptic movies

Flooded cities. A plague of blindness. Humanity huddled in bunkers. It’s just another night at the movies. The Katrina documentary “Trouble the Water,” the

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25 Sep 2008 // 10:59 PM

The Fletch Collection

My 13-year-old self that rooted along with Fletch for Gail Stanwyck to lend him her towel after his car allegedly hit a water buffalo was unable to fully appreciate the elements of noir, at the time.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: October 2008

What studio suit thought this was a good idea? With four months to schedule your high priced efforts, you instead unload almost 30 overpriced pictures on an unsuspecting movie audience.

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Saturday Night Live: The Complete Third Season: Limited Edition Boxed Set

The hit-and-miss eclecticism that can make marathon viewing a chore is also exactly what completists crave from these sets.

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7 Feb 2008 // 9:59 PM

Family Guy: Blue Harvest

This is like watching Gus Van Sant’s Psycho screened on Mystery Science Theater 3000 -- confusing and annoying.

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28 Jan 2008 // 10:00 PM

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day still holds up as one of the great mind-bending, heartfelt comedies of all-time.

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The Mary Tyler Moore Show: The Complete Fourth Season

Season four features less Moore, and more of Mary's supporting cast. But this expansive view is a good thing.

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The Mary Tyler Moore Show: The Complete Third Season

Mary Richards, as essayed by the incomparable Mary Tyler Moore, would evolve over the span of the series, but at her core, she was always the wise, wonderful gal pal, the sounding board off of which those around her bounced their good natured notions.

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23 Nov 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Ice Harvest (2005)

If Charlie appears seem energetic, if not exactly inspired, it's only because he's in constant, circular motion.

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5 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Broken Flowers (2005)

A sort of minimalist male melodrama, Broken Flowers tracks a journey through regret and hope.

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Double Take: The African Queen (1951)

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"What a time they had, Charlie and Rosie. They'll never lack for stories to tell their grandchildren. And what a time we had at Double Take discussing the spiritual and romantic journey of the African Queen.

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