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David Edelstein

March 5, 2012 | The Movie Review
If Ingmar Bergman Were Funny

Friends With Kids is the best breeder movie in years.

March 5, 2012 | The Movie Review
The Patchouli Premise

Wanderlust takes a weary idea (city slickers move to a commune) and somehow gets new laughs.

February 20, 2012 | The Movie Review
Losing the Peace

Return avoids every cliché of the coming-home-from-battle genre—and finds power in silence.

February 13, 2012 | The Movie Review
Schindler in the Sewers

In Darkness tells an ethically complex story of Jews concealed under the streets of Poland.

February 6, 2012 | The Movie Review
A Month of Bummers

In this chilly gray season, four new films that don’t do uplift.

January 30, 2012 | The Movie Review
Costume Drama

In Albert Nobbs, Glenn Close becomes fear personified.

January 9, 2012 | The Movie Review
Iranian Devolution

In the downcast, amazing world of A Separation, every single character comes up short in life.

January 2, 2012 | The Movie Review
Many Happy Returns

Year-end films have it all: solemnity (War Horse), enchantment (We Bought a Zoo), and nervy tearjerking (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close).

December 19, 2011 | The Movie Review

Tinker, Tailor is no relic.

December 12, 2011 |
The Year in Movies

Apes in revolt, planets seriously out of alignment, silent stars, cowboys, and aliens.