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Thursday, February 12 2009

Two Lovers: All Your Choices Are Bad Ones

What James Gray bravely does in Two Lovers is return the idea of pain, and the threat of bad decisions, to the American film romance.


Reviews

Thursday, August 6 2009

Two Lovers

Joaquin Phoenix’s last movie? Maybe. One of his career’s best performances? Absolutely.


Sunday, February 15 2009

Two Lovers

A wall of family photos, glimpsed briefly in an early scene of Two Lovers, lays out Leonard's too conventional dilemma.


Thursday, October 11 2007

We Own the Night

You can see -- though the brothers take a few more scenes to catch up -- that each envies the other: Joe wants Bobby's seeming independence, Bobby wants daddy's approval.


Saturday, December 31 1994

The Yards (2000)

In 'The Yards', Mark Wahlberg again plays an emotionally damaged young tough, but this time his entire environment is orchestrated to reflect that character, dark, sad, and heavy with non-options.


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