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Jason Reitman's Tabloid Journalism Film About Gary Hart, 'The Front Runner' Is Altman Lite

Funny and thoughtful but not sharp enough, Jason Reitman's satire about Gary Hart's tabloid downfall aims for controlled chaos but settles for conventional finger-wagging.

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The Explosion of Social Media Has Hit a Nerve With Actors and Filmmakers in Hollywood

Jason Reitman’s drama Men, Women & Children explores the way the Internet is shaping (and warping) our lives.

Josh Rottenberg and Amy Kaufman
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London Film Festival 2014 Day 3: 'Men, Women & Children' / 'Night Bus'

Two ensemble comedy dramas at either ends of the budgetary scale: Jason Reitman’s synthetic Men Women & Children and Simon Baker’s likeable, low-budget Night Bus.

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'Labor Day' Is a Labor-Intensive Watch

Even with all of the talent on display, Labor Day is a major disappointment.

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Juno

Teens have their precious catchphrases and secret languages, but they're nervous, fumbling creatures. They don’t come equipped with Chaucer-like witticisms, or razor-sharp retorts.

Jarrett Berman
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'Juno' grows and grows

Robert W. Butler
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Juno

A movie about a 16-year-old girl's unplanned pregnancy, Juno manages to avoid any significant emotional depths, despite its plainly complex subject.

Daynah Burnett
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It Felt Fluid and Rhythmic: An Interview with Diablo Cody and Ellen Page

The story in Juno is unpredictable and touching. But Cody's dialogue is exceptional, a flurry of hip, witty words that snap and dissipate before you can accuse them of being too stylized.

Tricia Olszewski
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Thank You for Smoking (2005)

Naylor doesn't need a "human" face; we love him the minute he offers us a light.

Tiffany White
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Thank You for Smoking (2005)

The ironies of Thank You for Smoking are not subtle.

Cynthia Fuchs
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