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Reviews

Sunday, September 23 2012

Late Life Lushness: 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'

A film catered to meet the simple comforts that delivers joy with fantastic ease.


Friday, May 4 2012

'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel': A League of Extraordinary Thespians

Watching these actors work together is its own pleasure, and at times their mere presence compensates for the predictable plot.


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.


Tuesday, August 30 2011

'The Debt': Remember What We Are

The Debt is increasingly unsubtle as it reveals the multiple truths about what happened back in East Berlin.


Thursday, February 16 2006

Proof (2005)

As John Madden says, the film's central issue is 'validation', in emotional and familial, as well as mathematical and metaphorical, frameworks.


Blogs

Monday, May 14 2012

This Is All There Is: The Boredom of Lessened Expectations

The Avengers and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel opened on the same day... they're less different than you think.


Thursday, September 1 2011

The Jewish Question: 'The Debt' vs. 'Dear Uncle Adolf'

Two very different films. Two very different views of the Holocaust... both before and after.


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