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Top Ten Working Actresses: #9 Laura Linney

First Film: George Miller’s Lorenzo’s Oil (1992) Must-see: You Count on Me (Kenneth Lonergan, 2000); Jindabyne (Ray Lawrence, 2006); John Adams (Tom Hooper, 2008) Star Turn: The

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Cinema Qua Non - Indispensable DVDs: Part 3

Day Three - The final ten, a cross-culture collection teeming with big ideas, larger than life visions, and perhaps the greatest documentary on rugby you've probably never heard of.

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22 Jun 2008 // 10:00 PM

John Adams (HBO Miniseries)

Avoiding the powdered-wig iconography of the founding fathers, this film broadens the view of these revolutionary leaders and their tumultuous times.

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21 Apr 2008 // 10:00 PM

The Savages

Sometimes the simplest stories about the most ordinary of people can be the most engaging, rewarding and entertaining.

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21 Apr 2008 // 9:59 PM

The Savages

The flawless performances and bracing humor enliven this film's grim subject matter.

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5 Dec 2007 // 10:13 AM

Brothers and sisters bare their fangs on the big screen

It’s that time of year when intimate strangers come over to eat large birds and drain your liquor cabinet. You know these people from

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28 Nov 2007 // 11:00 PM

The Savages

Jenkins and her gifted cast have put together an insular film that subtly examines and questions the state of elder care in the United States.

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28 Nov 2007 // 2:00 AM

The Savages

Tamara Jenkins' movie mixes bleak humor and acute insight, familiar and strange at the same time.

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31 Aug 2007 // 3:42 AM

The Hottest State

For a film set mostly inside one character's head, The Hottest State spends a lot of time on the road.

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Scarlett Johansson takes a class trip in ‘The Nanny Diaries’

WANTED: Movie ingenue with great sense of humor, earthy sensuality and Hollywood heat, filled with youthful vigor yet old-fashioned movie virtues, for a comedy of

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24 Aug 2007 // 1:00 AM

The Nanny Diaries

The Nanny Diaries' focus on beleaguered women doesn't lead to any sense of "freedom."

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22 Aug 2007 // 10:00 PM

Driving Lessons

Harry Potter's Rupert Grint steps out of Hogwarts quietly, as if on tiptoe.

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21 May 2007 // 1:00 AM

Jindabyne (2006)

Jindabyne uses Claire and Stewart's increasingly visible and vicious upset to get at broader social and political upsets.

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Monkey Business (Part 4: August)

In past years, Hollywood purposely counter programmed these renowned Cineplex dog days, trying to offset the perception that cinematic scraps were all the studios had to offer. From the look of this lame list, it's apparently back to the filmic fridge for some patently warmed over offerings.

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16 Feb 2007 // 1:00 AM

Breach (2007)

Eric has his Hanssenesque moments, proud of being able to "read" his man, but the film makes their differences more pronounced than their similarities. While Eric adheres to a moral code familiar in spy movies, Hanssen remains slippery.

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17 Oct 2006 // 2:36 AM

Driving Lessons (2006)

As if the "driving lessons" metaphor is not burdensome enough, the film presents Ben with a series of non-options.

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13 Oct 2006 // 3:30 AM

Man of the Year (2006)

The troubles with Barry Levinson's movie are many, including an erratic pace and too many unfunny diversions, but the primary issue, strangely, is its lack of pointed political humor.

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The Squid and the Whale (2005)

As Noah Baumbach's film tracks Walt's slow evolution during the months surrounding his parents' divorce, it keeps something of a distance, wry and observant.

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The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

Even if Exorcism doesn't provide outright answers, its 'lessons' -- whether understood as secular or institutional -- seem clear enough.

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The Truman Show: Special Edition (1998)

You want the happy ending and Truman's self-assertion, even if that desire is shaped by those ideologies and ideals marketed by both Truman Shows.

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Counterbalance: The Avalanches' 'Since I Left You'

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"Get a drink, have a good time now. Welcome to paradise, and read all about the 305th most acclaimed album of all time. An Australian plunderphonics pioneer is this week’s Counterbalance.

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