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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Creation</i>

Creation

Already a blogosphere punching bag for right-wing Christians, Creation—about Charles Darwin's writing of On the Origin of Species—commits the sin of thoughtfulness, and is quite moving in the process. Director Jon Amiel, working from a screenplay by John Collee, injects…
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Film, <i>Creation</i> casts light on Darwin the scientist, and Darwin the man

Creation casts light on Darwin the scientist, and Darwin the man

Already a blogosphere punching bag for right-wing Christians, Creation — about Charles Darwin's writing of On the Origin of Species — commits the sin of thoughtfulness, and is quite moving in the process. Director Jon Amiel, working from a screenplay…
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Film, Reading Rainbow

Reading Rainbow

Brendan "Kids' Choice" Fraser returns to the multiplex daycare as "Mo" Folchart, antiquarian-book-repairman-cum-adventurer. In Inkheart's opening chapter, he's identified as a member of a race of "Silvertongues" — those who, when they read aloud, can suck people out of and…
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Film, Hacked

Hacked

It is often written of Harrison Ford that he's the most profitable movie star in history, to the tune of some $3.8 billion in box-office receipts worldwide. Of course, once one subtracts from that total the first three Star Wars…
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Film, Punk Monk

Punk Monk

It's a bit unorthodox to ladle superlatives all over a film in the opening paragraph, but The Reckoning deserves them. Moving, gripping, and powerful, suspenseful, stylish, and literate, this exploration of justice and art may be set in 1390s England,…
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Film, Shakedown Cruise

Shakedown Cruise

Russell Crowe to his agent: "More Oscar bait. Now." Agent, considering his cut of Crowe's $20 million payday: "Yes, sir." A possible scenario, anyway. Thus, Crowe is back in another iconic, self-serious performance, and his beefy mug will stare down…
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