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Jude Law

Hard to Like

by Shawn Stone April 24, 2014

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  Jude Law is very entertaining as the ex-con and safecracker Dom Hemingway. He’s thoroughly believable as he brings out the various facets of the character: desperate convict, jealous ex-con, deliriously happy free man, coke-snorting lunatic, ...

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A Wonderful Contraption

by John Rodat March 27, 2014

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  I’m not sure which group should be most eager to see Wes Anderson’s newest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel: his fans or his passionate detractors. Those who have enjoyed Anderson’s work thus far will find ...

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eXistenZ

by The Staff January 30, 2014

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  Nobody does body horror like David Cronenberg. Remember poor Samantha Eggar as the woman with the external uterus in The Brood? How about the hallucinatory broadcasts of torture and murder in Videodrome? Once seen, they ...

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Misdiagnosis

by Ann Morrow February 13, 2013

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  Malingering comes into play in Steven Soderbergh’s latest—and reportedly last—major motion picture. Medical jargon for faking illness or disability for financial or other gain, it is perhaps appropriate, since Soderbergh has not been a major ...

Snow Job

by Ann Morrow December 6, 2012

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  Toward the end of his life, Leo Tolstoy turned away from artifice, including the fiction of his own novels. It stands to reason, then, that he would find the latest adaptation of Anna Kareninaespecially disappointing. ...

Elementary

by Laura Leon December 21, 2011

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Watching Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, it’s almost impossible to imagine that this sequel is only two years out from its first installment, so weary is its attitude and tone. One might think that ...