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    Hope Springs Written by Vanessa Taylor

    Here's a confession.  I got nervous when I saw the posters for Hope Springs.  I am so used to seeing Meryl Streep play roles in which she seems larger than life that when I looked at the hairdo, the glasses and the smile, I thought something that rarely has crossed my mind -- could thi...

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    Criticwire Picks: Renner and 'Bourne Legacy' Draw Favorable Early Returns

    "The Bourne Legacy" wins favor among Indiewire's Criticwire Network participants.

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    Review: 'The Campaign' Is A Laughless And Cowardly Political Comedy

    There’s always been something insidious about the MPAA ratings system. It has allowed filmmakers to more directly label films as if they were products off the supermarket shelf -- “The Dark Knight Rises” is going to be PG-13, because it’s about a character kids wear on their jammies. “American Pie” ...

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    'The Campaign' Asks: Does Baby-Punching Kill A Political Career? (Review)

    The funniest scene in the political spoof The Campaign  -- and there are plenty -- has nothing to do with politics even though it takes place at a debate. The Democratic candidate played by Will Ferrell is clueless, womanizing Cam Brady, desperate to save his Congressional seat, not to men...

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    Hope Springs—movie review

    First, the good news: here is a Hollywood movie for adults that deals fairly honestly with a relatable, real-life situation: a marriage that has become so routine there is no evidence of love anymore. Vanessa Taylor’s screenplay gives Meryl Streep the opportunity to build an empathetic and believabl...

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    Now and Then: The Best of the Year So Far

    The dog days of summer are here, and for moviegoers that usually means an August lull between tentpole extravaganzas and festival fodder, a chance to reflect on the year so far...

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    Review: Heady & Complex, 'The Bourne Legacy' Is A Fresh & Exciting Expansion Of The Franchise

    Like a game of high-octane chess played upon a moving train, Universal’s “The Bourne Legacy” is just as interested in engaging the mind as it is the senses with its visceral action set-pieces. And while one might argue the action drama's allegiances lie much deeper with engaging the former, this tau...

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    Locarno Review: Well-Intentioned Omnibus Doc 'Far From Afghanistan' Has Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen

    The sprawling concept draws together the considerable talents of five established non-fiction filmmakers and several Afghan journalists for an essayistic exploration of the war's debilitating impact on both the local population and U.S. citizenry. It's also a far-reaching treatise against all acts o...

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    “Must” Reading: Frank Langella’s Memoir

    I read a number of show-business books and enjoy quite a few, but every now and then I fall in love with one of them. The last was Tom Mankiewicz’s 'My Life as a Mankiewicz'. The latest is Frank Langella’s 'Dropped Names: Famous Men and Women as I Knew Them' (Harper Collins). I know I’m late to this...

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    Review: Gilroy's 'The Bourne Legacy' Delivers, Thanks to Renner

    I was looking forward to "The Bourne Legacy" more than most studio sequels that have lost their signature director and star. That's because Universal turned to writer-director Tony Gilroy to reinvent the "Bourne" franchise without Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon, who became a movie star playing the t...

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