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Yves Saint Laurent

20 hours ago

Yves Saint Laurent

Directed by: Jalil Lespert

Cast: Pierre Niney, Guillaume Gallienne, Charlotte Le Bon

Running Time: 1 hr 46 mins

Rating: R

Release Date: August 29, 2014

Plot: The life story of Yves Saint Laurent (Niney), the business he started, and the relationship he had with Pierre Berge (Gallienne).

Who’S It For? Those who watch period movies for the fashion.

Overall

Yet another confirmation of the biopic’s turgid storytelling DNA is found with Yves Saint Laurent, an empty re-telling of the haute couture mega icon’s life. It includes the usual list of foibles that human beings are defined by when treated as characters in a non-fictional movie, which of course means love, drugs, and faddy haircuts. Only personal details about the love life of Saint Laurent contend to be revelations within this biopic. There is little intrigue about the art created by the icon, even though that’s … um … why »

- Nick Allen

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The November Man

22 hours ago

The November Man

Directed by: Roger Donaldson

Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Luke Bracey, Olga Kurylenko, Bill Smitrovich

Running Time: 1 hr 48 mins

Rating: R

Release Date: August 27, 2014

Plot: A former CIA agent (Brosnan) who is nicknamed after a month of the year is rehired for one last bizarre mission.

Who’S It For? Nothing else to see and like action standards? Maybe you’ll like a matinee showing of The November Man.

Overall

Pierce Brosnan was a good James Bond. Regardless of what may be said about the films within his stint as the famous secret agent, he wore the uniform well, spoke the lines, and did it with finesse. In a business sense: he was a good employee, but he was not a part of any big movements within the series, aside from starring in an action movie about the news (Tomorrow Never Dies) or that one time he surfed a »

- Nick Allen

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