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Culture, The Exhibitionist Sarah Gavron Takes Us to Suffragette City

Sarah Gavron Takes Us to Suffragette City

Suffragette is a movie about women, made by women, for everyone. Chronicling the violent struggle for women's suffrage in the UK, the action-packed period drama opening Oct. 30 and starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep demonstrates…
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Film, "Toast": Nigel Slater's Ax-Grinding Novel Dully Translated to Big Screen

"Toast": Nigel Slater's Ax-Grinding Novel Dully Translated to Big Screen

Premiered as a BBC1 telefilm, now flaunting its wasteful widescreen in theaters, Toast adapts the autobiography of Nigel Slater, a popular British food writer looking back in condescension on the Midlands of his youth. The film begins in the middle-class…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Alice in Wonderland</i>

Alice in Wonderland

One wonders what Walt Disney would've made of his studio's 21st-century, 19-year-old Alice—a tousle-haired 3-D action figure who decapitates a dragon and drinks the creature's blood. Tim Burton's Alice is off-handed in its violence and doggedly on message—a straightforward allegory…
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Film, Split Tease

Split Tease

Helena Bonham Carter is barely 40, and Aaron Eckhart still a couple of years shy, but already they're old enough that, in Conversations With Other Women, totally different twentysomething actors have to portray them in flashbacks. Carter gets the better…
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Film, Love in Gloom

Love in Gloom

By conservative estimate, Tim Burton stands to rake in half a billion dollars at the box office this year, thanks to a childlike chocolate maker in mauve rubber gloves and, now, a lively dead girl with marriage on her mind…
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Calendar, Performance Viva Ms. Vega!

Viva Ms. Vega!

TUES 7/29 Though conventional wisdom dictates that songs about child abuse do not make radio hits, Suzanne Vega managed to disprove that theory with her 1987 tune "Luka." A fictional first-person account of a kid on the wrong end of…
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Film, River of Dreams

River of Dreams

Emerging from Till Human Voices Wake Us, it was easy to overhear some male viewers striving adamantly to put the film's metaphysical themes in their place, to explain them away, as it were. This is a shame. The source of…
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You'll Laugh! You'll Cry!

The Theory of Flight Directed by Paul Greengrass. Written by Richard Hawkins. Starring Helena Bonham Carter and Kenneth Branagh. Opens Friday, Jan. 22, at the AMC1000. The coldhearted among us have watched Camille die tragically on the late show and…
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