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Mark Zhuravsky

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The best of the five boroughs is now represented. Brooklyn in the house! I'm a hardworking film writer, blogger, and co-host of "It's No Timecop" podcast! Find me on Tumblr at Our Elaborate Plans...

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MY WEEK WITH MARILYN Review: Fluffy Crowd-Pleaser Posing As Prestige

I am tempted to say whatever buzz is raised around it is bound to abate come the Oscars.
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NYFF 2011 Review: Alexander Payne's THE DESCENDANTS

The pleasures to be found in The Descendants are decidedly small-scale, and the film will likely preside as a minor feature in Payne's filmography, which will hopefully pick up speed this decade.…
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Mark Z's Top 10 Horror Films Of All Time

Here’s a list of ten films, some obviously horror, others more subversive, that I consider my personal favorites – divorced from critical opinion in some cases, but more than often predictable.…
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NYFF 2011 SHAME Review: A Brutal, Emotionally Ravaging Look At Sex Addiction

Shame is vibrant, exciting, deeply moving filmmaking, real cinema to get lost in and ponder for days afterwards. Michael Fassbender is a revelation. …
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Exclusive: Eli Craig Talks Treatment For TUCKER & DALE GO TO YALE Sequel

As long as you guys keeping buying the Blu-ray and Video-on-Demand and seeing it theatres in the U.S., Eli Craig tell us he will get to make his sequel!…
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Interview: Rowan Joffe Talks BRIGHTON ROCK

His thoughts on the difficulties of adapting Graham Greene's classic novel and where he feels the film fits in a four quadrant-dependent culture.…
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OUR IDIOT BROTHER Review: Heartfelt And Funny

Like a great shining beacon of hope in the Mean-Spirited Comedy Summer of 2011, Our Idiot Brother boasts a heartfelt message delivered through Paul Rudd’s unfiltered, socially retarded but almost preternaturally good-hearted Ned.…
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CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER Review: Immensely Enjoyable!

Bravo to Joe Johnston, who finds the sweet spot with Captain America: The First Avenger, churning out an occasionally workmanlike but immensely enjoyable over-the-top action flick.…
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Blu-ray Review: DETECTIVE DEE & THE MYSTERY OF THE PHANTOM FLAME

Despite a charismatic performance by Lau and convincing work from cast and crew, Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame succeeds on a technical scale but doesn’t remain especially memorable.…
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The Ultimate Silver Screen Mixtape – “Malcolm X” – "A Change Is Gonna Come”