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David Edelstein

September 17, 2007 | The Movie Review
Post-Traumatic Mystery

Compared with Crash, Paul Haggis’s Iraq film is devastatingly restrained. Plus: Russell Crowe’s laughing eyes and Jodie Foster’s weird mistake.

October 29, 2007 | The Movie Review
‘Devil’ Worship

Sidney Lumet lovers, rejoice! Plus: The small problem with Ryan Gosling’s sex-doll movie.

August 27, 2007 | The Movie Review
The Boys of Summer

Judd Apatow & Co. take the teen sex comedy to a whole new level. The Nanny Diaries doesn’t raise the chick-flick bar.

June 25, 2007 | The Movie Review
Mariane’s Labyrinth

A Mighty Heart is a powerful journey down terror’s rat holes. Plus: French erotics and Hollywood piety.

June 11, 2007 | The Movie Review
What Happens in Vegas…

The stag party that is Ocean’s 13 scores by rarely leaving the casino. Plus: Penguins! Surfing! Hooray!

June 18, 2007 | The Movie Review
Champagne Agony

The grand, sad, only slightly made-up life of Edith Piaf. Plus: Fido, another reason to love zombies.

July 2, 2007 | The Movie Review
The Treatment

Michael Moore’s best film yet diagnoses a sick health-care system. Plus: Yearning rats, thrilling Herzog, and an overly burnished Evening.

June 4, 2007 | The Movie Review
9˝ Months

Knocked Up is a knockout, until it outstays its optimal running time. Plus: The sweet insanity of Crazy Love.

June 17, 2013 | The Movie Review
Up From Behind

Backup singers get their due in Twenty Feet From Stardom.

March 10, 2008 | The Movie Review
Board Game

You could call Paranoid Park another one of Gus Van Sant’s experiments. Except it works.

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