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David Edelstein

November 6, 2006 | Feature
So Funny It Hurts

Borat’s uproarious, until he’s not. Riding the new wave of squirm comedy.

November 6, 2006 | The Movie Review
All About My Dead Mother

Volver’s heady pleasures expire a little too soon. Death of a President is a sleepy provocation.

October 30, 2006 | The Movie Review
Mommy Weirdest

No one does bad parenting better than Annette Bening. Plus: Dirty Harry’s anti-violence campaign.

October 16, 2006 | Feature
Jackpot! Altman’s ‘California Split’

California Split begins with Altmanesque babble, which is always in the background. We’re used to gambling movies made in a style as feverish as their protagonists. But Altman sits back and watches the ebb and flow—the traffic of lost souls.

October 16, 2006 | The Movie Review
Palace Coup

Leave the rich girl alone. Music aside, Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette is far from a royal disgrace.

October 9, 2006 | The Movie Review
Rats in a Cage

Everyone’s going to hell in The Departed, and Martin Scorsese has fun killing them off along the way.

October 2, 2006 | The Movie Review
All Hail “The Queen”

And bow down to Helen Mirren. A wonderful film about cool, clueless Elizabeth in the days after Diana.

September 25, 2006 | The Movie Review
Wake-up Fall

In The Science of Sleep, Michel Gondry’s magic-carpet ride almost makes it through the night.

September 18, 2006 | The Movie Review
L.A. Stories

De Palma wilts and Affleck is eh. Plus: scruffy crusader Al Franken.

August 25, 2006 | The Movie Review
Stir Crazy

Outkast's energetic mishmash of a movie musical. Plus: the gross-out spectacle of How to Eat Fried Worms.