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    Ruby Sparks- Written by Zoe Kazan and Directed by Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton

    It's no surprise that Zoe Kazan who penned the delightful new film Ruby Sparks opening today is a good writer. Both her parents - Nicholas Kazan and Robin Swicord are also top tier Hollywood screenwriters. Ruby Sparks is the story of Calvin Weir-Fields (played by Kazan's real life boyfrien...

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    Stranger Than Life: Zoe Kazan and Paul Dano In The Fabulist 'Ruby Sparks'

    Neurosis hasn’t seemed this adorably sane since Woody Allen. Clever, funny, expertly walking the line between arty and mainstream, "Ruby Sparks" is a lovable romantic comedy, with Paul Dano as a novelist who writes a dream girl, and Zoe Kazan – Dano’s real-life partn...

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    Now and Then: Raunchy 'Klown' and the Problem with Sex Comedies

    Frank (Frank Hvam), the hapless protagonist of the funny but disappointingly diagrammatic Danish film "Klown," musters only one nugget of wisdom for his 12-year-old charge, Bo (Marcuz Jess Petersen). It's sage advice from a professional man-child to a burgeoning one: "When grown-ups are horny, they ...

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    REVIEW: Thanks to Zoe Kazan, 'Ruby Sparks' Is Not Your Average Whimsical Romance

    Since the late '90s, the surreal plights of dreamy-eyed romantic loners have been unequivocally chronicled by filmmakers with hip cachet, like the prominently idolized Michel Gondry, Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman. With Zoe Kazan's startlingly insightful debut screenplay for "Ruby Spar...

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: 'First Position' A Warm Portrait Of Talented Kids With Big Ambition

    The world of ballet largely exists in somewhat rareified air, and doesn't often enter the wider pop cultural sphere, and thus it's a pleasant surprise that Bess Kargman's "First Position" is so immediately engaging. A documentary about a ballet contest might not seem inherently dramatic or even inte...

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    Critic's Notebook: Whither the Weirdo? By Working With Wes Anderson, Could Johnny Depp Save Himself?

    It's been a while since Johnny Depp was in a movie really worth talking about. The lone recent exception is a project in which he was nowhere to be seen. The actor's playfully gonzo voiceover work for the 2011 Oscar-winning animated feature "Rango" provided a helpful reminder ...

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    Critical Consensus: Mike D'Angelo and Keith Uhlich on 'The Dark Knight Rises,' Christopher Nolan, and Batman's Next Move

    Time Out New York critic Keith Uhlich joins freelancer Mike D'Angelo (The A/V Club, The Man Who Viewed Too Much) to discuss "The Dark Knight Rises" and other aspects of director Christopher Nolan's career. They conclude by exploring where both Batman and Nolan may wind up next.

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    Weekend Preview: There's More Than 'The Dark Knight Rises,' Including Must-See Doc 'Queen of Versailles'

    Believe it or not, there's more than just the epic conclusion to Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy arriving in theaters this weekend. If you're not interested in (or, more likely, can't get tickets to) "The Dark Knight Rises," instead consider two great docs...

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    "The Dark Knight Rises" - The Agonies Of Being A Caped Crusader

    The best thing about Christopher Nolan’s Batman films is that for comic book films they aren’t very "comic book-ish" which is why they work so well and appeal and transcend across all audiences.

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