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New Movie, Same Old Skin Game

New Movie, Same Old Skin Game

12 Years a Slave—a biopic about Solomon Northup, a black fiddler in New York who...

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The Boycott on Normalcy

The Boycott on Normalcy

I caught Ender’s Game last night and was quite surprised: The film subtly...

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Last Tango in Baghdad

Last Tango in Baghdad

James Toback is a very intelligent screenwriter and director who discovered Harvey...

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Butler Unchained

Butler Unchained

The hit movie Lee Daniels’ The Butler, staring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey,...

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Elysium: Neill Blomkamp Fools the Critics Again

Elysium: Neill Blomkamp Fools the Critics Again

The new movie Elysium, another science-fiction fable from young Boer refugee Neill...

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The Importance of Being Earnestly Bitchy

The Importance of Being Earnestly Bitchy

The golden age of television sitcoms petered out in the late 1990s when NBC...

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The Best Films That the Oscars Ignored

The Best Films That the Oscars Ignored

This evening is the annual Academy Awards telethon for Harvey Weinstein, and the...

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The Dawn of Sunset Boulevard

The Dawn of Sunset Boulevard

Billy Wilder’s Sunset Boulevard, with Gloria Swanson as a silent-screen legend...

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David O. Russell’s Comeback From Crazytown

David O. Russell’s Comeback From Crazytown

Few disagree with the line from the old Jimmy Buffett song that “If we couldn’t...

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A Wilderness of Mirrors

A Wilderness of Mirrors

Kathryn Bigelow, director of the Kill Osama thriller Zero Dark Thirty (which goes...

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The Unbearable Dullness of Judd Apatow

The Unbearable Dullness of Judd Apatow

This Is 40 is one of those rare films that is so unforgivingly awful, it’s worth...

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Tarantino Explained

Tarantino Explained

Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained is, among much else during its leisurely...

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Loathing Lindsay Lohan

Loathing Lindsay Lohan

One of my minor irritants is seeing weak people intentionally set up to fail. It...

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Anna Karenina: Sympathy for the Cuckold

Anna Karenina: Sympathy for the Cuckold

Joe Wright first directed Keira Knightley in a decent remake of Pride and...

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