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David Edelstein

November 17, 2008 | The Movie Review
Bond Ambivalence

Daniel Craig’s 007 needs an injection of bon vivant. Plus, a splendidly dark Christmas tale.

November 10, 2008 | The Movie Review
Boy, Interrupted

The documentary Dear Zachary is one of the most disturbing films of the year. Plus, Swedish vampires!

November 3, 2008 | The Movie Review
Still Waters Run Deep

Kristin Scott Thomas is gravely beguiling in I’ve Loved You So Long. Plus, the scare-your-pants-off Splinter.

October 27, 2008 | The Movie Review
Highbrow Anxiety

Charlie Kaufman’s death-obsessed ramble, Synecdoche, New York; Plus, Oliver Stone’s toothless W.

October 20, 2008 | The Movie Review
Happy and Then Some

Mike Leigh’s delicious role model for hard times (good timing). Plus, Bill Maher’s mock anti-religious odyssey.

October 6, 2008 |
The New York Actor

It might seem specious to observe that New York actors seem more real than their West Coast counterparts. But look at them.

September 29, 2008 | The Movie Review
The War According to Spike

Miracle at St. Anna is Spike Lee’s bloody, blunt attack on the whitewashing of WWII.

September 22, 2008 | The Movie Review
Southern Discomfort

Dakota Fanning’s revelatory turn in Hounddog; Keira Knightley’s most excellent duchess.

September 15, 2008 | The Movie Review
Back to Basics

The refried yuks of Burn After Reading; the power and glory of Moving Midway.

October 17, 1994 | Feature
A Painter, but Still a Critic

Manny Farber is brooding. "Exhibits are an anachronism," the 77-year-old painter says morosely.

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