Movie Takes

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The Help

By 10.5.11

Liberal-mindedness at its most condescending and self-regarding.

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By 9.21.11

It's not supposed to be like the real world, silly.

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The Guard

By 9.16.11

A comedy shot through with wittily sparkling repartee -- it's Irish, of course.

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Our Idiot Brother

By 8.30.11

Do you sometimes get the feeling that a nice fellow like Paul Rudd is being typecast?

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One Day

By 8.29.11

Anne Hathaway's Yorkshire accent has all of Britain up in arms.

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If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front

By 8.22.11

The sad, deluded life of an eco-terrorist.

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By 8.16.11

Documentary filmmaker Errol Morris proves no match for the former beauty queen Joyce McKinney.

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Page One: Inside The New York Times

By 7.19.11

A documentary that endorses every last ounce of the Times' self-importance.

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The Tree of Life

By 7.18.11

Pretentiousness never had it so good.

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City of Life and Death

By 6.21.11

This fictionalization of the murder of 300,000 in Nanking can only leave the viewer numb -- if not feeling superior.