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The King's Speech

The King's Speech

By Sam Thielman
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Movies | "I don't believe you've met His Majesty George VI." It's a short joke, not even the funniest in what one has to reluctantly call a very funny movie about…

The Social Network

The Social Network

By Sam Thielman
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Movies | Yes, all right, it's hard to care about the Facebook movie. To those of us who used the website during our formative years, the movie feels like a bunch of…

It's Kind of a Funny Story

It's Kind of a Funny Story

By Sam Thielman
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Movies | The writers of It's Kind of a Funny Story have made it difficult to describe the film without making it sound like a complete downer. It's the hilarious tale of…

Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go

By Sam Thielman
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Movies | It's tempting to shorten a review of Never Let Me Go to four words ("read the book instead"), but a few things need to be said about what is surely the most…

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

By Sam Thielman
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Movies | Watching Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is a little like the dreams you might have if you fell asleep playing Nintendo and reading comic books on the couch next to…

Get Low

Get Low

By Sam Thielman
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Movies | Aaron Schneider's clean, laid-back drama Get Low has a great advantage: a meaty part for Robert Duvall. Duvall plays Felix Bush-a cranky old cuss who keeps a…

The Duel

The Duel

By Sam Thielman
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Movies | Dover Koshashvili's The Duel is a slow burn. He films Anton Chekhov's celebrated short story with such grace that we never notice him ratcheting up the tension.

Winter's Bone

Winter's Bone

By Sam Thielman
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Movies | "I'm looking for my dad," declares Ree Dolly, and as she says the words, a wolf we didn't even know was lurking uncurls from its sleep and walks into the…

<em>A Man for All Seasons</em>

A Man for All Seasons

By Sam Thielman
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DVD | "If you could just see facts flat-on, without that horrible moral squint," laments Cardinal Wolsey (Orson Welles) of Thomas More. It's one of writer Robert…

<em>Please Give</em>

Please Give

By Sam Thielman
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Movies | There's so much going on in this movie with every one of its characters that it's impossible to summarize

Timeless <em>Mission</em>

Timeless Mission

By Sam Thielman
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Video | Epic 1986 film powerfully depicts clash of greed and faith

Still don't know him

Still don't know him

By Sam Thielman
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Television | You Don't Know Jack tries too hard to be an Issue Movie

 
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