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Lincoln: A Tall Man in a Small Film

Lincoln: A Tall Man in a Small Film

With his unimpeachable performance in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln (which opens...

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Post-Apocalypto

Post-Apocalypto

Among literary critics, a controversy has been raging tepidly over what purpose...

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The Scoop on Looper

The Scoop on Looper

Rian Johnson’s critically acclaimed Looper, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and...

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The Old Abnormal

The Old Abnormal

In 1966, Bruce Lee threw himself (literally) into the role of Kato, the Green...

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A Masterful Acting Clinic

A Masterful Acting Clinic

The Master, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix in a period piece...

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How Robots Push Our Buttons

How Robots Push Our Buttons

Robot & Frank is a clever little sci-fi dramedy about a semi-senile old coot...

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Projecting Talent Onto Criminals

Projecting Talent Onto Criminals

Are criminals in real life ever even one-tenth as fascinating as they are in...

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Twilight of the Übermensch

Twilight of the Übermensch

You probably haven’t heard of Get the Gringo, a recent Lethal Weapon-like action...

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Roseanne Barr & The Comeback That Never Came

Roseanne Barr & The Comeback That Never Came

I’m so old, I remember when Ellen DeGeneres was straight; Rosie O’Donnell...

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Mr. Toback, I’m Ready for My Close-Up

Mr. Toback, I’m Ready for My Close-Up

“Sorry, I’m in makeup; if it’s something important, call my agent, Israel...

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Comedy That Never Forgets

Comedy That Never Forgets

The Dictator is Sacha Baron Cohen’s fourth and—surprisingly—funniest movie,...

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Dark Shadows: Not Gay, Just Fey

Dark Shadows: Not Gay, Just Fey

In Tom Stoppard’s 1982 drama The Real Thing, a middle-aged playwright and his...

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The Avengers: Kicking Ass and Selling Tickets

The Avengers: Kicking Ass and Selling Tickets

It was a bad weekend for Nicolas “The American in Paris” Sarkozy but a great...

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Mortal Combat From a Feminine Perspective

Mortal Combat From a Feminine Perspective

As female authors increasingly dominate popular fiction, they are confronted with...

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