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True Love

by John Rodat January 16, 2014

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  The trailers for Spike Jonze’s Her are misleading. They admit upfront that the plot involves the love relationship that develops between a lonely man and a computer-operating system. But they allow the misapprehension that Her ...

Hillbilly Gothic

by Laura Leon September 12, 2013

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  Borrowing more than a little from the style and substance of Terence Malick’s Badlands and Days of Heaven, as well as from a few other iconic filmmakers, writer-director David Lowery imbues Ain’t Them Bodies Saints ...

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 ...

Lost in Translation from the Swedish

by Ann Morrow December 21, 2011

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The Swedish version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo had the great good fortune of a lead actress who was unanimously considered to be the perfect counterpart to the ferocious anti-heroine of Stieg Larsson’s ...