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'Top Five' talks jive and reaches for stars

The plot line before: aging star of comic movies wants to be taken seriously. That is the skeleton of "Stardust Memories" and, currently, of "Birdman" as a former superhero goes to Broadway. "Top Five" offers a variation on that theme as a former stand-up comic doffs his franchise bear suit.

Published in Film Reviews
Saturday, 13 April 2013 20:29

'Trance' casts a spell

Gleefully convoluted, director Danny Boyle's "Trance" invites second-guessing from its opening scenes to its last. Simon, who works at the high-end London auction house, directly addresses the camera, explaining security strategy. Seconds later, the heist of the multimillion-dollar Goya "Witches in the Air" kicks the plot into high gear.

Published in Film Reviews

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