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‘Gravity’ film tackles weighty issues of life and death

Alfonso Cuaron has an unmatched ability to transport audiences out of the cinema and to uncharted lands of make-believe. In 1995, he made the world of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s turn-of-the-century children’s story “A Little Princess” come alive in film. In 2004, he darkened the halls of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft
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Weekend Watchlist: “Gravity,” “Harold and Maude,” R.Kelly

If you’re like me, that new-school-year excitement is probably beginning to wear off and that wtf-this-school-stuff-is-really-hard-work feeling is settling in. You don’t really have time to go to the movies, but…you’ll probably do it anyways. Check out this week’s picks if you’re in need of a quick break from midterm
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‘The Heat’ challenges hypermasculinity in buddy-cop films

Paul Feig aims to redefine comedy and shed gender divisions

The buddy-cop film is a long-established genre, with a pretty rigid and uninspiring formula: Two cops with extremely different personalities take an immediate dislike to each other but are forced to work together to solve a particularly difficult case — something they can only achieve by first bonding and becoming
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Extremely bad and incredibly infuriating

A shoddy trailer does not always accurately anticipate the finished product of a film, but this one’s a doozy of a trainwreck. Stephen Daldry, director of such maudlin fare as “Billy Elliot” and “The Reader” — though I do have a soft spot for “The Hours” — has adapted Jonathan
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