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What We Talk About When We Talk About 'The Graduate'

The persuasive power of Seduced by Mrs. Robinson lies not in proffering a singular interpretation of its meaning but rather in the open-ended way it encourages readers to give in to the scope of the film's meaningfulness.

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Charlie Wilson's War

Sorkin's signature dialogue -- smart, rapid fire chatter that packs a punch -- makes this the most engaging poli-sci class you'll ever attend.

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Charlie Wilson's War

Like The West Wing, Charlie Wilson's War is leftish and glib, entertaining and exasperating, and written by Aaron Sorkin.

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The Graduate

Forty years after its original theatrical release, The Graduate is still extremely timely and its themes and message are relevant whether in the context of 1967 or 2007.

Mehera Bonner
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Almost Auteurs: Elaine May

Elaine May's untapped filmmaking promise remains as recognizable as her realized films, ranging from the acclaimed The Heartbreak Kid to the disastrous Ishtar. She is missed as a filmmaking force.

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Closer (2004)

This leads to titillation, judgment, desire, and commerce all around. How Howard Stern.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Closer (2004)

This leads to titillation, judgment, desire, and commerce all around. How Howard Stern.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Heartburn (1986)

In Heartburn, we're not privy to any clues that Mark might be the unfaithful party, even though we know it's a plot device coming down the track like a Metroliner.

James Oliphant
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The Day of the Dolphin (1973)

Jake is a '70s-style father, kindly but determined to teach worthy lessons even when he feels his child/dolphin's pain.

Erich Kuersten

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