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Round-trip Cruz

Volver may be a rich and moving film that celebrates the triumph of the feminine spirit, but it’s already best known as the movie in which writer/director Pedro Almodóvar fitted willowy leading lady Penélope Cruz with an ample prosthetic ass. Watch t
Pedro Almodóvar’s Volver
By GARY SUSMAN  |  February 20, 2007
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Pedro, Borat, and a castrato

As usual, dedicated film critics were too occupied seeing four or five movies a day to note the swarm of A-list celebrities at the 31st Toronto International Film Festival.
The 31st Toronto International Film Festival
By GERALD PEARY  |  September 20, 2006
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The oldest neo-realist

Too bad there’s no encompassing Boston retrospective in the centenary year of Italian filmmaker Roberto Rossellini, founder of neo-realism and perhaps one of the 10 greatest filmmakers.
Roberto Rossellini at 100
By GERALD PEARY  |  June 07, 2006
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Shopgirl

Watch any red-carpet event and you're likely to feel less than picture perfect.
Stylist Erica Corsano dishes on the world of fashion
By HENLEY VAZQUEZ  |  March 28, 2006