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Review: Knight and Day

With a mischievous grin, Roy Miller (Tom Cruise) gazes into the distrusting eyes of June Havens (Cameron Diaz), who’s spent the last 18 hours drugged unconscious, and explains why she’s not wearing her clothes.
Cruise's creepiness only  adds to the role
By BRETT MICHEL  |  June 25, 2010
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Interview: Lone Scherfig

Born in Denmark in 1959, Lone Scherfig first gained international attention in 2000 with Italian for Beginners, a charming little film that won her the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. A couple of years later, she followed up with Wilbur Wants t
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By BRETT MICHEL  |  November 13, 2009
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Review: An Education

Let’s get this right out of the way: Carey Mulligan is the real thing.
Carey Mulligan graduates with honors
By BRETT MICHEL  |  October 16, 2009
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Review: Orphan

John (Peter Sarsgaard) and Kate (Vera Farmiga) don't have eight children to contend with, but after the miscarriage of their daughter, they adopt, bringing their brood to three. Perhaps they should have cut their losses.
Delightfully gonzo
By BRETT MICHEL  |  July 31, 2009
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Review: The Mysteries of Pittsburgh

Curtis Hanson's 2000 adaptation of Michael Chabon's Wonder Boys remained true to the writer's chimerical whimsy without getting cute. Not so Rawson Marshall Thurber's trashing of Chabon's first novel
A stunted coming-of-age story
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 10, 2009
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Faithless Rendition

It’s ironic, and probably auspicious for its box office, that Rendition comes out a week after the Supreme Court refused to hear the case of Khaled el-Masri.
A soapy plot tortures the truth
By A.S. HAMRAH  |  October 16, 2007


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All but the wank

The image of Marlon Brando demanding that Maria Schneider stick two fingers up his ass, now seems the reductio ad absurdum of improvised acting.
Is Deep Throat sexier than the 1934 Tarzan and His Mate?
By JAMES PARKER  |  July 24, 2007
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Year of the Dog

There’s almost nothing sadder than neglected dogs awaiting their fates.
Not too mangy
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 18, 2007