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Chicken With Plums

Taking Note

George Heymont | Posted 02.08.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

While Shirley Jones did none of the scooping some performers rely on late in their careers, her hit-and-miss approach to many phrases was the aural equivalent of watching a pilot try to land a plane in strong crosswinds. No skid marks, but many moments of alarm and uncertainty.

Review: Chicken With Plums

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.14.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Chicken with Plums, opening Friday in limited release, is a fascinating puzzle: at once a mordant comedy, a tale of unrequited love and a story of heart-breaking artistry.

Worth the Rush Lines: A Procrastinator's Guide to Tribeca Film Festival

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.16.2012 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

Tribeca has outshined all expectations and has endeared itself to film lovers as the spring festival to attend. I suggest checking out these must-watch titles in the theaters.

Persepolis Director Marjane Satrapi Goes Live Action

Ariston Anderson | Posted 04.11.2012 | Entertainment
Ariston Anderson

Chicken with Plums, due out in the U.S. later this year, was co-written and directed with Satrapi's frequent collaborator Vincent Paronnaud. Less explicitly political than Persepolis, Plums tells the story of a man who dies over a lost love.

TIFF 2011: The Tunisian Brando, Ewan McGregor in Yemen and Ryan Gosling

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 11.01.2011 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

In cinematic circles, it is said that the Toronto International Film Festival is second only to Cannes. But in terms of numbers of films presented, industry connections and stars attending, I would say it's too close to call.