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Steven Soderbergh

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 ...

The Naked Truth

by Laura Leon July 11, 2012

My coworker and I were talking about a recent New York Times article describing the gay community’s enjoyment of Magic Mike, the new movie about a male strip club in Florida; he joked that maybe ...

Kick Girl

by Ann Morrow January 26, 2012

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“The motives are strictly professional?” asks Paul, a debonair contract killer (Michael Fassbender). “The motive is money,” responds an incredulous Kenneth (Ewan McGregor), the slippery manipulator behind a shadowy black-ops company. “The motive is always ...

Best of 2011: Cinema

by The Staff January 5, 2012

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Critic: Shawn Stone Best of 2011 1. Melancholia A lost soul (Kirsten Dunst, wonderful) is fulfilled by doom in Lars von Trier’s lovely—and often very funny—vision of a personal and/or global apocalypse. 2. Contagion Steven Soderbergh deftly evoked the horror ...

Beat The Reaper

by Ann Morrow September 15, 2011

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  The element of suspense in Contagion, Steven Soderbergh’s best movie since Traffic, is unseen yet kills thousands of people in a terrifyingly short amount of time. It’s a “novelty virus” with similarities to previous pandemics, ...