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Miguel Arteta

Features

Thursday, September 11 2008

Talk, Talk, Talk: December 2008

Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.


Reviews

Monday, January 14 2013

'The Carrie Diaries': High School Origin Story

The teen audience target allows The Carrie Dairies to skirt around some of the most annoying aspects of Sex and the City.


Tuesday, July 5 2011

Discover a Hero in 'Cedar Rapids'

What's at first blush a light-hearted comedy is actually a much more profound tale.


Thursday, February 10 2011

'Cedar Rapids' Presents a Deadpan Evocation of the Midwest

For all of its unhip Midwest signifiers, Cedar Rapids is surprisingly sweet and often amusing, if rarely riotous.


Friday, January 8 2010

Youth in Revolt

Youth in Revolt seems a meta exercise, a reconsideration of teen romances as well as a teen romance.


Thursday, August 8 2002

The Good Girl (2002)

Into Justine's black hole of a routine walks Holden glowering, self-consciously poetic, urgent.


Blogs

Friday, January 8 2010

Cast Keeps 'Youth' From Sinking Into Quirk

Call it "the Diablo Cody Effect" or the final sortie of faux hipster chic. Whatever it is, this desire to have every character in a


News

Saturday, January 9 2010

'Youth in Revolt' director is choosy about his movies

In his 13-year directing career, Miguel Arteta has made only four features. He says he has to be in love with the material before he'll


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