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Tough and Tender - The Top 20 Female Performances of 2008 | 13 Jan 2009 // 3:00 PM

Twenty talented ladies, 20 performances worthy of multiple little gold men. Unfortunately, as in all years, someone has to come out on top. But after looking over this impressive list, picking the preeminent turn of 2008 seems almost impossible.


Shameful Exposure | 11 Dec 2008 // 2:59 PM

A fiery Kate Winslet saves morality tale in 'The Reader' while a similarly powerful Meryl Streep can't do the same for the overly certain 'Doubt'.


The Reader | 9 Dec 2008 // 11:03 PM

Most obviously, Hannah is unfathomable, the feminine object Michael must figure out and overcome in order to "become a man."


10 Oscar Winners (and the Films They Should Have Won For) | 26 Feb 2015 // 5:59 AM

Sometimes, the Academy Awards a consolation prize of sorts for getting it wrong in a previous year. Here are 10 examples of this phenomenon.

Unclear Motives Make this 'Reader' Unrewarding | 11 Dec 2008 // 2:48 PM

When you turn a book into a movie, context is usually the first creative facet to be sacrificed. Film is so obsessed with movement and


‘The Reader' is more nuanced than its detractors give it credit for being | 13 Apr 2009 // 12:42 AM

Reviewing "The Reader" in The New Yorker last December, Anthony Lane described the film as "pernicious" and "a low-grade musing on atrocity, garnished with erotic

How Kate Winslet outdid herself to garner an Oscar nomination | 12 Feb 2009 // 12:30 AM

Kate Winslet always was going to land a best actress Oscar nomination this year. That was understood. Otherwise, Vanity Fair wouldn't have put her on

//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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