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8:00 AM on 12.17.2013

Miyazaki's The Wind Rises gets English voice cast

Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises (which could very well be his final film before retirement) has been inching closer and closer to a domestic release after it's fly through Japan. Shortly after getting the first US trailer for...

Nick Valdez

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Review: The Sessions
by Allistair Pinsof

[This review was originally posted as part of our coverage of Sundance Film Festival 2012. It has been reposted to coincide with its theatrical release. The film's title has since been changed from The Surrogate to The Sessions. No other changes beyond the post and header title have been made.]

The Surrogate is a story about a poet paralyzed by polio. He is nearly forty years old and has never touched a woman. When he hears about the existence of a sex therapist, who walks the handicapped through intercourse, he signs himself up but finds there is emotional baggage that accompanies his cash payments.

With a synopsis like that, you can't blame me for thinking I was walking into a comedy. After all, the only thing funnier than an awkward virgin on screen is an awkward virgin that's forty years old. Instead, The Surrogate approaches this moving story with a gentleness and humor that is respectful to Mark O'Brien's story while delivering plenty of laughs. In a utopia, this would be the sort of production Lifetime Network would churn out.

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12:00 PM on 07.06.2011

There's a Dirty Girl in Juno's temple

Horrible, I know. The Weinstein Company-produced Dirty Girl, directed by Abe Sylvia and starring Juno Temple, Milla Jovovich and William H. Macy, has been cut down to 90 minutes from its previous 109 minutes. This was done by...

Jamie R Stone