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Monday, April 2 2012

She Elevates the Material She's Given: 'Gwyneth Paltrow: 4 Film Collection'

The Oscar winning actress may not have a trademark or especially impressive body of work, but these movies prove just how underrated Gwyneth Paltrow is.


Thursday, September 15 2011

'I Don't Know How She Does It': 50 Plates at a Time

For all its contortions, I Don't Know How She Does It never pretends that Kate won't save the day; that is, if she doesn't have to give up anything in order to do it.


Wednesday, April 6 2011

'His Way': That's the Way It Works

More a celebration than an assessment, the movie begins with Jerry Weintraub's considerable reputation as a showman.


Thursday, October 12 2006

Infamous (2006)

When Truman quite gleefully describes his plan to use 'fictional techniques' to tell his nonfiction story, to shape the Clutter murders as an emblem of cultural malaise, Nelle insists on a knowable distinction between fact and fiction.


Saturday, December 31 1994

Company Man (2001)


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