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David Edelstein

January 14, 2008 | Feature
Women of the Year

Over the next several pages are images that represent a few of my favorite female performances of 2007.

December 24, 2007 |
5. Because Philip. Seymour. Hoffman.

Two summers ago, on the opening night of Mother Courage and Her Children with Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman shambled into the outdoor Delacorte Theater audience alone, uncombed, unshaved, in a faded black T-shirt, glancing neither left nor right.

December 17, 2007 |
And Opening This Week...

If there had to be a last man on Earth, Will Smith would be a good candidate. Plus: The Kite Runner, and Francis Ford Coppola’s return to the movies.

October 1, 2007 |
Coen Heads

The mind-melded Coen brothers have made a brilliant fetish out of favoring form over content. But now, with No Country for Old Men, they may have discovered they don’t have to choose one over the other.

July 16, 2007 | The Movie Review
Not Another Teen Movie

The latest Potter is dark, dark, dark—and in need of some zit cream. It also one-ups the novel.

April 30, 2007 | The Movie Review
Long Cut

There’s a reason Raymond Carver kept his stories as trim as he did. Plus: Adventures in zoophilia.

April 23, 2007 | Feature
Oh, Diane

A salute to Keaton, who runs away from praise.

April 9, 2007 | The Movie Review
Ice Queens

Homoerotic figure skating has rarely been funnier. Plus: Another reason why Richard Gere shouldn’t be so underrated.

April 2, 2007 | The Movie Review
A Terrible Thing to Waste

The Lookout is a nifty neurological thriller that only goes brain-dead at the end. Plus: Adam Sandler’s 9/11 movie.

March 26, 2007 | The Movie Review
A Mighty Wind

The politics may be familiar, but Ken Loach’s harshly beautiful new film delivers some satisfying surprises.

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