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Features

Monday, January 31 2011

Missed Movies of 2010, Part 2: Life During Wartime to Wild Grass

In our second half of 2010's overlooked offerings, we champion West Virginia 'white' trash, a mafia musical, the goriest (and goofiest) spring break ever, a trip to a town called Panic, and one unfairly dismissed, should have been an Oscar nominee mainstream hit from Ben Affleck.


Tuesday, January 4 2011

The Best Female Film Performances of 2010

The ladies really lit up the big screen, delivering the kind of brilliant acting work that makes picking a mere 20 that much more difficult, let alone unearthing a clear number one.


Columns

Thursday, November 18 2010

Politicking with 'Made in Dagenham''s Miranda Richardson

Miranda Richardson discusses this season's premiere feminism-themed film about the real-life strike at the UK Ford plant that challenged and changed British laws on equal pay. Just how far have we come since 1968 in the fight for gender equality in the workplace?


Reviews

Monday, April 11 2011

'Made in Dagenham's Message Is Served With a Dollop of Sugar and Zest

The film is so big-hearted and amiable its simplifications and liberties become almost welcome, a sort of idealized world where injustices are resolved easily with optimistic pluck.


Thursday, November 18 2010

'Made in Dagenham' Is Adorable British Pluck

Mired amid the melodrama and simplistic characterizations is a hardnosed nub of a story about workers' and women's rights, one rarely seen in movies anymore.


Sunday, August 21 2005

A Lot Like Love (2005)

The Ashton Kutcher vehicle tries to make use of its stars' appeals, structuring a regular romantic comedy out of charmingly imperfect, well-performed moments.


Thursday, April 21 2005

A Lot Like Love (2005)

Any movie that engineers a comic hijinksy highlight around Amanda Peet smacking herself into a glass door is not thinking too far beyond surfaces.


Wednesday, December 17 2003

Calendar Girls (2003)

A roll call of Britain's prime acting talent renders this movie watchable but cannot lift it beyond the forgettable.


News

Wednesday, January 5 2011

''Made in Dagenham' finds the funny in labor strike

MINNEAPOLIS — Nigel Cole is best known in the United States for the Helen Mirren comedy "Calendar Girls," in which proper British ladies shock the establishment


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