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SFIFF Gala

Philip Kaufman and Ted Hope - 56th San Francisco International Film Festival honoring Harrison Ford with the Peter J. Owens Award at Bimbo's 365 Club - San Francisco, CA, United States - Tuesday 7th May 2013

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Philip Kaufman and Clive Owen

'Hemingway & Gellhorn' Premiere During The 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Clive Owen, Nicole Kidman, Philip Kaufman and Rodrigo Santoro - Clive Owen, director Philip Kaufman, Nicole Kidman, Rodrigo Santoro Friday 25th May 2012 'Hemingway & Gellhorn' premiere during the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival

Clive Owen, Nicole Kidman, Philip Kaufman and Rodrigo Santoro
Clive Owen, Nicole Kidman, Philip Kaufman and Rodrigo Santoro
Clive Owen, Nicole Kidman, Philip Kaufman and Rodrigo Santoro
Clive Owen, Nicole Kidman, Philip Kaufman and Rodrigo Santoro
Clive Owen, Nicole Kidman, Philip Kaufman and Rodrigo Santoro

'Hemingway & Gellhorn' Photocall During The 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Philip Kaufman, Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman - Philip Kaufman, Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen Friday 25th May 2012 'Hemingway & Gellhorn' photocall during the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival

Philip Kaufman, Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman
Philip Kaufman, Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman
Philip Kaufman, Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman
Philip Kaufman, Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman
Philip Kaufman, Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman
Philip Kaufman, Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman

Rising Sun Review


Weak
Wildly improbable (read: typical Crichton) tale about a murder in a Japanese office building. It's action heroes Connery and Snipes on the case, so look out! Plenty of Japanese subculture to be examined and often mocked, which led to charges of racism against the book and the movie.

The Unbearable Lightness Of Being Review


Extraordinary
When I first watched The Unbearable Lightness of Being, I was dating a poet who had read and loved the book. Not wanting to involve myself in reading the book at that point, I rented the movie instead. I loved it then and I love it now, but, at this point in time, I can compare it to the novel by Milan Kundera. The two are both vastly similar and vastly different. As an adaptation, it succeeds in transcribing the events of the novel, but does not do as well in successfully demonstrating its points.

The Unbearable Lightness of Being focuses on Tomas (Daniel-Day Lewis), a Don Juanist terrified of commitment and a surgeon at a Prague hospital. He is trapped between his platonic and semi-erotic love of Teresa (Academy Award winner Juliette Binoche), a photographer and his wife and a erotic and semi-platonic love of Sabina (Lena Olin), a painter and his mistress.

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The Right Stuff Review


Extraordinary
Fortuitous time for The Right Stuff to hit DVD, when the American space program is nearing rock bottom in the court of public opinion.

Based on Tom Wolfe's novel (though heavily inspired by the truth), The Right Stuff follows the formative years of the space race, from 1947 to 1963, when it was us vs. the Russians. The film begins as we first punch through Mach 1 in experimental aircraft and ends with seventh and final Mercury astronaut blasting off.

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