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Culture, The Exhibitionist

Ben Affleck in Terrence Malick's To The Wonder at the Toronto Film Festival

Film critic Karina Longworth is reporting from the Toronto International Film Festival this week. As the summer of self-plagiarism comes to a close, add Terrence Malick to the list of those accused of this debatable crime: The auteur's quick follow-up…
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Film, "The Vow": Love Story Moves Despite Cliches

"The Vow": Love Story Moves Despite Cliches

A young married couple, Leo and Paige (Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams), are rear-ended on a snowy Chicago night. He's all right, but she comes to with no memory of the past half-decade. These have been years of significant change.…
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Film, "Morning Glory": Rachel McAdams and Harrison Ford light up a morning TV show

"Morning Glory": Rachel McAdams and Harrison Ford light up a morning TV show

In the climax of Morning Glory, Rachel McAdams is dressed in a flesh-colored, diaphanous cocktail dress, its halter top and tight bodice giving way to spilling tulle. This is the kind of dress a screen heroine wears when a slow-building…
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Film, Oh, Joy

Oh, Joy

One cannot, in good conscience, describe the countless strands of plot and strains of characters skittering through The Family Stone without knowing that description merits at least a snicker ... OK, all right, bellowing guffaws. The movie's too overstuffed by…
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Film, Flight Risk

Flight Risk

Red Eye may not seem to be your typical Wes Craven movie. It's not really horror, there are no marketable monsters, and unlike Cursed, Scream 3, and other recent Craven offerings, it's actually an enjoyable time at the movies. But…
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Film, Tears in Heaven

Tears in Heaven

It's often a challenge to fairly assess a film that, by its very conception, is simply targeted to an entirely different demographic than one's own. I am not by nature romantic, or female; for those who are, it may have…
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