Seven Pounds
//Features

Talk, Talk, Talk: December 2008 | 11 Sep 2008 // 6:00 PM

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.

//Columns

Exquisite Agony | 18 Dec 2008 // 2:59 PM

This holiday season, Mickey Rourke (in The Wrestler) and Will Smith (Seven Pounds) suffer for all us sinners.

//Reviews

Seven Pounds | 18 Dec 2008 // 8:00 PM

Equally afflicted by an old-school weepies affect and new-agey self-righteousness, Seven Pounds is by turns clumsy and overbearing.

//Blogs

Tearjerker Given a Post-Modern Make-Over in 'Pounds' | 18 Dec 2008 // 2:33 PM

If there is one genre that's in desperate need of a post-modern make-over, it's the tearjerker. Comedy gets retrofitted every few years, while the action

//News

Hollywood, race and the Age of Obama | 25 Dec 2008 // 10:43 PM

Gook. Dragon lady. Swamp rats. These are but a few of the cringe-inducing racial epithets spewed by Clint Eastwood's Walt Kowalski in "Gran Torino," the

//Mixed media
//Blogs

A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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