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Wednesday, September 3 2014

‘The Normal Heart’ Is Full of Passion, but Not Enough Rage

Larry Kramer’s blistering cri de coeur about the early days of the AIDS plague gets a solidly respectful but flawed treatment from Ryan Murphy


Sunday, March 4 2007

Running With Scissors (2006)

Director Ryan Murphy lacks the requisite wicked flair for black-comedy, the levity is mishandled, and completely at odds with the intensity of performance and direction.


Friday, October 27 2006

Running With Scissors (2006)

Augusten's narration of Running with Scissors starts with a question: "How do I begin to tell the story of how my mother left me and how I left her?"


Sunday, January 1 1995

Popular

Perhaps the bravest aspect of 'Popular' is that it takes teen concerns seriously but also sets them in context: it's set in a teen-centric universe, where teenagers do cause families to split up, and students actually are under attack by the school administration.


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