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David Edelstein

May 15, 2006 | Feature
Where Have I Read That Before?

The scourge of plagiarism is plaguing all writers. Thanks to Kaavya, everyone’s a suspect.

May 15, 2006 | The Movie Review
Mission: Control

The Tom Cruise hero-industrial complex cranks out part three. Should you choose to accept it?

May 8, 2006 | The Movie Review
Blossoms on Steel

The Promise, China’s biggest-budget movie, is worth every yuan. Plus: the ugliness of Art School.

April 20, 2006
The Close-Up Is Her voodoo

What makes Julia Roberts the ultimate movie star—and how is that different from being an actress? Reflections on a Hollywood career and a Broadway debut.

May 1, 2006 | The Movie Review
Flight Sequence

Should Hollywood be in the 9/11 business? Only if it can make movies like United 93.

April 24, 2006
The Close-Up Is Her Voodoo

What makes Julia Roberts the ultimate movie star—and how is that different from being an actress? Reflections on a Hollywood career and a Broadway debut.

April 24, 2006 | The Movie Review
Self-Parody

The clumsy farce American Dreamz takes a swing at some worthy targets, but ends up flat on its face.

April 17, 2006 | The Movie Review
Ready for Her Close-Ups

Gretchen Mol makes a long-overdue comeback in the semi-parodic— but never camp—Bettie Page.

April 10, 2006 | The Movie Review
Money Changes Everything

Director Nicole Holofcener takes on another taboo topic. Plus: Basic Instinct 2 pleasures itself, but not you.

April 3, 2006 | The Movie Review
What Fresh Hell Is This?

A documentary about a very troubled musician asks if artists always have to tango with the devil.

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