‘Allied’ lacks power couple potential

When it comes to husband-and-wife spy movies, this isn’t Brad Pitt’s first time at the rodeo. The 2005 action comedy “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” famously launched his relationship with Angelina Jolie (which, sadly, has since deteriorated into a filing for a divorce). But while on-screen romance in “Mr. and Mrs.
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The Oscars are Coming! The Oscars are Coming!

With the Academy Awards less than a week away, a lot of film-related conversations of late have revolved around the event. Most award bodies, such as the Golden Globes and the Critics’ Choice Awards, have already revealed their picks for 2011. Oscar pundits across the internet are taking final stabs
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Memories of a forgotten season

“Football stories start describing the action: ‘Joe Montana threw a touchdown pass to Jerry Rice.’ Basketball stories begin: ‘He threw the ball to Michael Jordan, who hit the three-pointer at the buzzer.’ Talk to most baseball fans and their stories begin: ‘I went with my dad.’ Or ‘my mom.’ Or
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Twisted Branches

Winner of Palme d’Or at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, ‘The Tree of Life’ is a visually stunning and philosophical film.

The Tree of Life,” philosopher and filmmaker Terrence Malick’s first film in over half a decade, opens with the news of a young boy’s death that is never mentioned again. Framed by this veil of mortality, the rest of the film contains an emotional intimacy that has not been on
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