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David Edelstein On the Slowed-Down Pace of New Moon

"Weitz’s compositions have no spark, though, and his pacing is so flaccid that you’re going to need the electricity of a live, first-weekend audience to stay charged up."

By Mark Graham

Edelstein on 2012

"'2012' rides in on and reinforces an especially idiotic wave of evangelical doomsday predictions with supposed roots in the Mayan calendar, and it’s too trivial to live."

By Lane Brown

Edelstein on This Is It

"It's vivid, illuminating, and sometimes — more often than you’d think possible — inspiring."

By Lane Brown

Edelstein on Antichrist

"It turns out what they say about Willem Dafoe is true: The man has a schlong the size of an oil tanker."

By Lane Brown

Edelstein on Polanski

"Now, there will be a lot of grandstanding by idiots, who will say that Polanski is worse than the likes of Peter Braunstein and should be thrown in prison for the remainder of his life."