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Review:Being Flynn

Review: Being Flynn

Adaptations are always difficult to pull off, but this one had the extra baggage of being based on a lyrical book with chapter titles like "The Piss of God," and a tendency to jump back and forth through time as Flynn unpacks his life story.
Father complex
By THOMAS PAGE MCBEE  |  March 09, 2012
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Big sleepy

If television is indeed a reflection of society, then to judge from what's on the screen these days, we're all surrounded by people leading seedy double lives.
Bored to Death brings a stoner PI to HBO
By RYAN STEWART  |  September 18, 2009
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Beyond therapy

This is the stoner comedy that might make people take adolescence — and getting stoned — seriously again.
The Wackness looks back in languor
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 09, 2008
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Snow Angels

When a film opens with a shotgun blast that interrupts a lousy high-school-band practice on a miserable winter day, the prospects for a happy ending don’t look good.
Call it American Ugly
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 21, 2008
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Pregnant pause

Jason Reitman’s film makes the most of a few great ideas.
Juno is in the family way
By CHRIS BRAIOTTA  |  December 12, 2007