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Les Misérables (2012)

Musical miserablism, squared Tom Hooper's Les Misérables, the Nth iteration of the long-popular 1980's English language musical stage adaptation of the French theatre piece based on the 19th-century Victor Hugo novel, may be unlike the…

Les Misérables (2012)

Ah, another Broadway musical re-imagined for the cinema. After the lacklustre Rock of Ages in June, it was only time before a grand and beloved musical gets the cinematic treatment. Now, after almost twenty years since its initial…

Hugo (2011)

Since the massive success of James Cameron's Avatar, 3D has become a key element of today's cinema, despite the mixed reactions. From the "retrofitted" conversions to the actual shooting of the format, 3D is for the most part, a gimmick.…

Hugo (2011)

A boy film historian Martin Scorsese's Hugo is a serious, lush movie made for children and would-be children from a book (by Brian Selznick) that follows from the director's own long preoccupation with preserving the fragile artifacts of…