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Film, "Labor Day": This Drifter Is Your New Daddy!

"Labor Day": This Drifter Is Your New Daddy!

Baking a peach pie is the key to a woman's heart — and a boy's coming-of-age — in Labor Day, a howlingly embarrassing misfire about a 1987 holiday-weekend hostage crisis. Divorced New England shut-in Adele (Kate Winslet) and her son…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Young Adult</i> Is the Latest Jason Reitman Film That Promises to Be Real But Isn't

Young Adult Is the Latest Jason Reitman Film That Promises to Be Real But Isn't

Jason Reitman's four feature films as director or writer-director have been loudly lauded by critics and audiences. As someone who takes movies seriously, I would like to register my consternation. Reitman's films are superficial, sloppily written, and politically muddled. Laden…
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Film, "Young Adult": Charlize Theron's Bitchy Former Prom Queen Is Forever Young

"Young Adult": Charlize Theron's Bitchy Former Prom Queen Is Forever Young

Described as a "psychotic prom-queen bitch," the anti-heroine of Young Adult, directed by Jason Reitman from a Diablo Cody screenplay, is a prize part for Charlize Theron. She plays Mavis, a 37-year-old writer of high school romance fiction, as well…
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Film, Feature Going Places

Going Places

Unlike the zigzagging protagonist of his latest film, Up in the Air, Jason Reitman tends to stay close to home. "If we were in a small town, you'd call me a 'townie.' I'd be the guy who's always lived within…
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Film, Clooney's <i>Up in the Air </i> lands the emotion

Clooney's Up in the Air lands the emotion

There is something oddly familiar about Jason Reitman's Up in the Air, in which George Clooney plays a commitment-phobic business traveler with no use for meaningful human interaction. Could have sworn we've been here before. When was it? And where?…
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Film, Knocked Up

Knocked Up

Juno marks the second film for director Jason Reitman and the first for screenwriter Diablo Cody, author of the Pussy Ranch blog, which, surprisingly, has very little to do with baby kittens. Reitman, who made his debut with a swaggering…
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Lewis Blows His Top

Lewis Black: Red, White & Screwed (HBO) Like many other Daily Show success stories, Lewis Black is a comedian made for these times; his facial contortions and verbal tics are expressions of the Bush-era phrase "outrage overload." But unlike other…
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Film, Puff Piece

Puff Piece

"You want an easy job, go join the Red Cross," someone says well into Thank You for Smoking, a gleeful farce about capitalist mendacity based on Christopher Buckley's 1994 best-seller. The implication, made drummingly plain in the film's every bon…
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