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  • The Nightingale

    The Nightingale

    ★★★★★

    The Nightingale is the most honest account of indigenous life during colonial times that an Australian filmmaker has ever managed to put on screen.

    Do not be fooled by imitations which rewrite history to preclude the ugliness perpetrated against the land’s First Peoples and instead paint a leisurely picture of mateship. For hundreds of years, that was but a dream and this story - this movie - was the reality. Made with the assistance of indigenous Australians, be assured that…

  • To the Wonder

    To the Wonder

    ★★

    To The Wonder is at times incredibly boring and incredibly brilliant; unfortunately the former outweighs the latter and it's difficult to wade through endless scenes of waif-like Olga Kurylenko dancing around the living room draped in curtains while contemplating the importance of love versus the convenience of a green card.

    Terrence Malick has found a partner in cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, who also shot The Tree of Life and The New World with similar sensibilities. The film looks as beautiful as…

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  • Alone in the Dark

    Alone in the Dark

    ★★★★

    Jack Sholder directed probably the worst of the Freddy movies, the homoerotic Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985), but it's easy to see why he got the job when you watch Alone in the Dark, his previous directorial effort. This is a taut, exciting thriller that chucks almost everything into the mix... and works.

    Jack Palance leads a trio of escaped mental patients (also featuring Martin Landau and Phillip Clark) on the hunt for Dwight Schultz's Dr. Potter, who recently replaced…