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Should One Laugh, Cry, or Cringe at Mayer's Adaptation of Chekov's 'The Seagull'?

Michael Mayer's take on Chekov's play is an engaging comedy of manners, but it flies by too quickly to appreciate the nuances of the writing.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: October 2008

What studio suit thought this was a good idea? With four months to schedule your high priced efforts, you instead unload almost 30 overpriced pictures on an unsuspecting movie audience.

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Atonement

There are so many perspectives to be considered in this film, that it might be said director Joe Wright had one too many cooks in the English country estate’s proverbial kitchen.

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Atonement

The lingering deaths of soldiers and the lost causes they embody serve as tragic backdrops to the less compelling plot points embodied by Briony and her characters.

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