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Page Eight

DVD | Politically, <em>Page Eight</em> is about as simplistically liberal as you can get
by Emily Whitten
Posted 1/16/12, 05:23 am

With John Le Carré's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy past its prime at the box office, fans of intelligent spy movies may be feeling at a loss. Page Eight tries to fill the gap. Unlike the Mission Impossibles of the big screen, this recent DVD release by BBC Masterpiece Theatre is slow-paced with first-class acting and played with the subtlety of a jazz note.

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Roadside Attractions

Margin Call

DVD | Filmmakers have been trying to cash in on the effects of the 2008 financial crisis
by Michael Leaser
Posted 1/02/12, 05:07 am

With Americans still suffering the effects of the 2008 financial crisis, filmmakers have been trying to cash in with documentaries and made-for-TV films that attempt to explain the causes of the near meltdown. First-time feature writer and director J.C. Chandor brings audiences the first narrative feature to tackle the debacle directly in a spare, focused, star-laden vehicle that attempts to humanize, rather than demonize, the players in this catastrophe (well, most of them anyway).

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Reined in

Movie | War Horse is a well-told, beautifully shot epic but its slow pace causes it to drag at times
by Emily Belz
Posted 12/22/11, 12:52 pm

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