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HiT Movie Review: ‘Alex of Venice’
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5 years ago

HiT Movie Review: ‘Alex of Venice’

This time around, though, his low-key casting has a purpose.

“Alex of Venice” marks the hard-working actor’s directorial debut. The feature brims with what’s best about Messina’s character studies. It’s …
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HiT Rewind: ‘Thelma & Louise’ (1991)
5 years ago

HiT Rewind: ‘Thelma & Louise’ (1991)

How often do films do that?

They were the Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid of the ’90s, a pair of lovable outlaws who had enough of their male-dominated existence.

Were …
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Why ‘Little Boy’ Captures Wonder, Innocence of Childhood
5 years ago

Why ‘Little Boy’ Captures Wonder, Innocence of Childhood

I’ve always related to the underdog, since in many ways I’ve lived an underdog life (a Mexican immigrant who came to this country as a teenager with broken English and …
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How Understanding Film Makes Great Movies Even Better
5 years ago

How Understanding Film Makes Great Movies Even Better

When I’m not writing and directing movies, I teach the language of film and the craft of speaking said language. On the first day of my directing class, I often …
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HiT Movie Review: ‘Focus’
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5 years ago

HiT Movie Review: ‘Focus’

“Focus,” Hollywood’s latest love affair with grifters, can’t leave two very appealing stars alone. It slathers on plot twist upon plot twist until only the easiest mark will gobble it …
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Where Are the Good Guys in Will Smith’s ‘Focus?’
5 years ago

Where Are the Good Guys in Will Smith’s ‘Focus?’

Will Smith plays an expert con man trying to teach his craft to a stunning new protegé (Margot Robbie). The two share a few intimate moments, but is true love …
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Kevin Costner: American Success Stories Far from Fictitious
5 years ago

Kevin Costner: American Success Stories Far from Fictitious

In a five-year stretch from 1987 to 1992, it paid off with a string of hits that remain as popular today as they were then: “The Untouchables,” “Bull Durham,” “Field …
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HiT Review: ‘Frontera’
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5 years ago

HiT Review: ‘Frontera’

The events leading up to that moment avoid those hackneyed sentiments.

The drama, now playing in select cities and available via Video on Demand services, cast Ed Harris as a …
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HiT Review: ‘The Drop’
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5 years ago

HiT Review: ‘The Drop’

“The Drop,” the actor’s final screen credit, doesn’t come close.

It’s intimate and brooding, unwilling to shed blood just for old time’s sake. In a way that’s why we’ll miss …
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HiT Review: ‘The Last of Robin Hood’
5 years ago

HiT Review: ‘The Last of Robin Hood’

Beverly Aadland wasn’t Errol Flynn’s final seduction.

“The Last of Robin Hood” shows Flynn’s influence on a directorial team determined to bring Beverly’s affair with Flynn to the big screen.


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