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Tuesday, November 27 2007

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.


Wednesday, March 21 2007

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.


Sunday, March 18 2007

The Last Kiss (2006)

This is not a revised look at new-young-adult ideals: it's an age-old crock.


Monday, March 12 2007

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.


Friday, September 29 2006

School for Scoundrels (2006)

Amanda is demoted from object of desire to prop, so wan and undirected that she'll fall for whoever happens to be winning the boys' contest at any given moment.


Friday, September 15 2006

The Last Kiss (2006)

At last, a movie about men who can't commit and women who must.


Friday, May 12 2006

Poseidon (2006)

Why cast Andre Braugher and then not use him?


Monday, March 7 2005

Ladder 49 (2004)

As he watches his firefighters guys bond and scuffle, director Jay Russell explains that he began the project with some qualms because of 'all the emotion involved with 9/11.'"


Thursday, November 11 2004

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)

This time the bloom is quite off.


Friday, October 1 2004

Ladder 49 (2004)

Sentimental and surprisingly uncomplicated, Ladder 49 seems a disservice to the very folks it wants to extol.


The Human Stain (2003) (Reviews) [10.Nov.03]
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