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Review: A Little Help

Playing one of the few "normal" people on The Office , Jenna Fischer evinces a quiet sweetness with a tart edge that sustains her amongst the misfits; she's long-suffering, but her rueful irony spares her from victimization.
Jenna Fischer plays a long-suffering mom
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 29, 2011

Review: Hall Pass

Domesticity might be comfortable, but it hasn't done much for the comedy of Peter and Bobby Farrelly.
A tepid hornball farce you might wanna pass on
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 25, 2011
Dispatches from the 34th Montreal World Film Festival

Dispatches from the 34th Montreal World Film Festival


The 34th Montreal World Film Festival (August 26-September 6), proved most heartening for those of us anxious about the state of global cinema. I saw...
By Gerald Peary  |  September 06, 2010
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The Promotion

Reilly is an actor who excels at both realism and caricature — too bad the director doesn’t have the chops to take advantage either way.
A bumpy seesaw ride
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  June 11, 2008
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Deconstructing Dwight

Nobody expected this.
How NBC's The Office silenced the snobs
By RYAN STEWART  |  September 26, 2006