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Review: Take This Waltz
Margot (Michelle Williams), who makes ends meet grinding out PR pamphlets, wants to be happy with her husband Lou (Seth Rogen), a cookbook writer. However, like many Seth Rogen characters, Lou's more a grab-assing buddy than a lover.
People, not clichés
| July 06, 2012
"The Hurt Locker" two years later
Yesterday was the second anniversary of the release of Kathryn Bigelow’s “The Hurt Locker,” and she would go on to become the first woman to...
| July 12, 2011
Kelly Reichardt and Michelle Williams explore the frontier
Had Samuel Beckett made a Western, it might have resembled Kelly Reichardt's inscrutable tale, which is based on a real incident from the great Westward Migration.
| May 06, 2011
This year I feel less embarrassed than I normally do after the Oscar nominations announcements, getting fewer prognostications wrong - four - than my usual...
| January 25, 2011
Review: Blue Valentine
Look to the sky above Scranton, Pennsylvania. There's a rainbow nestling among the downtown buildings as, below, a city bus crosses in traffic. Can we assume it's conferring a benediction on the young man and woman who, moments later, meet adorably on th
Valentine daze: Tough love gets explored in the time-hopping Blue Valentine
| January 07, 2011
Review: Shutter Island
I read Dennis Lehane's Shutter Island , a 336-page throat-grabbing mystery thriller, in two nearly sleepless nights.
Brain drain: few shudders
| February 19, 2010
Rocky Mountain low
Ever since Steven Soderbergh put what was a grade-Z resort town on the film-business map with sex, lies, and videotape in 1989, the Indies and foreigners essentially hijacked the Oscars.
A little frayed, the Sundance brand endures
| February 12, 2010
Review: Wendy and Lucy
It's a dog's life in Wendy and Lucy
It's a dog's life
| January 20, 2009
Interview: Kelly Reichardt
Kelly Reichardt on the economics of Wendy and Lucy
The director on the economics of Wendy and Lucy
| January 20, 2009
The stirring pop hits of the day can’t help but reflect the refracting cracked mirror of our nation’s increasingly emotion-laden psyche.
Fables of deconstruction
| September 08, 2008
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