Articles tagged brooke smith

27 Nov 2007 // 10:00 PM

The Namesake

Whatever else you get out of this movie -- a give-take equation that depends largely on your willingness to follow Nair’s lead -- it’s worth watching for Tabu’s superlative turn alone, which would earn her an Oscar if there were any justice in the First World.

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Unbridled with Life: Interview with Mira Nair

With The Namesake, based on Jhumpa Lahiri's popular novel, Mira Nair has found an ideal subject -- a family full of complex characters who spend their lives traversing traditions and expectations.

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12 Mar 2007 // 3:00 AM

The Namesake (2006)

Attentive to surfaces as well as nuances, Mira Nair's adaptation of Jhumpa Lahiri's novel, The Namesake, is about legacies and responsibilities, ambitions and dislocations.

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Vanya on 42nd Street (1994)

Elastic yet precise, Malle's film has the vitality and vividness of a Renoir -- it breathes.

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Series 7: The Contenders (2001)

Of the many disturbing scenes in Series 7: The Contenders, perhaps the most disturbing concerns a perky blond 18-year-old named Lindsay (Merritt Wever). She’s been

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Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

// Moving Pixels

"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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