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David Edelstein

October 26, 2009 | Feature
Odd Man Out

On the legacy—if there will be one—of Neil Simon.

September 28, 2009 | The Movie Review
The Awful Truth

With The Invention of Lying, Ricky Gervais imagines a world without guile or faith.

September 21, 2009 | The Movie Review
Poetry in Motion

Bright Star is Jane Campion’s pungent ode to the tragic affair of John Keats and Fanny Brawne.

September 14, 2009 | The Movie Review
People Suck

Three new documentaries slam conspicuous consumption, oil companies, and greedy traders.

August 3, 2009 | The Movie Review
Not-So-Funny People

Judd Apatow’s cancer comedy is DOA. Plus, the year’s best caper flick is a documentary.

July 13, 2009 | The Movie Review
Ass Man

Guerrilla comic Sacha Baron Cohen takes riotous aim at homophobia. Plus, the even more subversive Humpday.

June 15, 2009 | The Movie Review
Stalled Trains

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 is not worth running down a flight of subway-station stairs for. And Woody’s latest …

June 8, 2009 | The Movie Review
Parental Alienation

Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida’s movie about familial dysfunction would make a perfect book.

May 25, 2009 | The Movie Review
Mr. Roboto

Christian Bale is one humorless savior in Terminator Salvation. Where’s Arnie when you need him?

May 18, 2009 | The Movie Review
Bloody Hell

Tom Hanks fords a river of gore to save Catholicism in Angels & Demons.

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