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'Woman in Gold' continues to fight Nazis

The woman in the Gustav Klimt painting known as "Woman in Gold" had a name: Adele Bloch-Bauer. She was someone's favorite aunt. Her portrait was stolen by Nazis then displayed in the Belvedere Museum in Vienna until her niece Maria Altman asked for her family's property back.

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If you’ve been led to believe that “The Hundred-foot Journey” is all about whatever character Helen Mirren is playing this time, you might be vexed to discover she’s a secondary character, for this is not her character’s journey. It is Hassan Kadam’s, a young man from Mumbai, set down in France.

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You don't have to be an Anglophile or even a history buff to appreciate "The Audience." You don't have to know the politics of England since 1952 or be able to name the dozen prime ministers who served at the pleasure of the Queen since she ascended the throne. You just have to know a brilliant play when you see one.

Published in Film Reviews
Friday, 30 November 2012 01:00

‘Hitchcock’ misrepresents the man

Sir Alfred Hitchcock was, unquestionably, a cinematic genius, a man who made a lasting mark on film substance and style for decades. Director Sacha Gervasi’s “Hitchcock” dramatizes him as an inspired, jealous and conflicted man during his production of “Psycho.” The truth was, according to several, far less complimentary than the sympathetic, sometimes silly portrait painted here.

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