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Chanya Button's 'Vita & Virginia' Imprisons and Cages Virginia Woolf

Looking upon Virginia Woolf with an immature and childish creative lust, writer/director Chanya Button and co-writer Eileen Atkins reduce her to a bland literary figure in Vita & Virginia, leaving us to remember the contrarian truth.

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The Anton Chekhov Collection

A superbly acted, exhaustively complete summary of the great Russian’s dramas that provides real depth of insight into the plays and their possibilities.

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Scenes of a Sexual Nature

A more-or-less literal enactment of the commonplace activity of imagining the lives of people we pass each day.

Jason Jones
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Vanity Fair (2004)

Ah, to be young, bright, and scheming in 19th-century Britain!"

Cynthia Fuchs
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Cold Mountain: Collector's Edition (2003)

Anthony Minghella's image of the birds in snow articulates Cold Mountain's aesthetic and themes, its interest in collision and reverie, in nostalgia and resistance.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Cold Mountain (2003)

The first scene in Cold Mountain is sensational and sickening, an apt introduction to what will be a Civil War saga.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Hours (2002)

'What I learned seeing the movie is that yes, you do lose that ability to go into people's minds, but you gain Meryl Streep's ability to separate an egg, in a way that tells you everything you need to know about who that person is at that point.'"

Cynthia Fuchs
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What a Girl Wants (2003)

Daphne is cooler, thinner, and just plain hotter than her secretly envious rivals.

Robert Rue
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The Hours (2002)

The women are also functions of a coherent narrative, made comprehensible as embodiments of historical patterns.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Gosford Park (2001)

It is clear about what it is, a study of affect that is also affected.

Cynthia Fuchs
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