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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Review: Bryan Cranston Is a Dad in Suburban Exile in ‘Wakefield’ by A. O. Scott

A man indulges a fantasy to escape his routine by camping out in a storage room above his garage and observing his own absence.

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Review: In ‘The Salesman,’ Scenes From a Marriage in Tehran by A. O. Scott

The ghost of Willy Loman hovers over this film from Asghar Farhadi, but it seems occupied with its own dramatic issues, our critic writes.

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Review: Beneath the Bombast, ‘Fences’ Has an Aching Poetry by A. O. Scott

Starring Denzel Washington, who also directed, and Viola Davis, this film adaptation of August Wilson’s play features performances of unmatched force.

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Review: Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone Aswirl in ‘La La Land’ by A. O. Scott

Ms. Stone and Mr. Gosling sing and dance their way to art and love in Damien Chazelle’s new movie.

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Review: ‘Voyage of Time,’ the Cosmology of Terrence Malick (the Short Version) by A. O. Scott

Brad Pitt narrates a 45-minute Imax version of Mr. Malick’s documentary, a tour of astrophysics, biology, philosophy and religion. A feature-length cut will be released later to convention…

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Saturday, April 2, 2016

Review: ‘Notfilm’ Tells How Beckett and Keaton Collaborated by A. O. Scott

This documentary about the making of the 1965 short movie “Film” features interviews and anecdotes about the two men.

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Learning to Swim in the Deep End of Life’s Pool by A. O. SCOTT

“Jack Goes Boating” tells the story of a bland livery-car driver who wants a better life.

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Oscar Catches Up With Uncle Eli by A. O. SCOTT

Eli Wallach (or Uncle Eli, as he is known to A. O. Scott) is about to usher in his 95th birthday with a lifetime achievement Oscar.

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Movie Review | 'The Tempest': Dread Rattling Thunder! Yes, It’s Shakespeare by A. O. SCOTT

Julie Taymor brings her theatrical exuberance to a new film version of “The Tempest.”

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Charades of Normalcy After Death of a Child by A. O. SCOTT

In “Rabbit Hole” Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart play grieving parents whose 4-year-old son has died.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Movie Review: ‘Annie’ Remake Stars Quvenzhané Wallis by A. O. Scott

A remake of “Annie” stars a magnetic Quvenzhané Wallis, but even with her charisma, the film is a chaotic shambles.

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Cross Cuts: Is Our Art Equal to the Challenges of Our Times? by A. O. Scott

We are in the midst of hard times now, and it feels as if art is failing us.

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Movie Review: In ‘Venus in Fur,’ Polanski Adapts a Sexually Charged Play by A. O. Scott

Roman Polanski’s film adaptation of “Venus in Fur,” stars his wife, Emmanuelle Seigner.

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Monday, February 3, 2014

An Appraisal: A. O. Scott on Philip Seymour Hoffman by A. O. Scott

Philip Seymour Hoffman, perhaps the best actor of his time, specialized in flawed, even detestable characters, and in making audiences care about them.    

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Movie Review: ‘Peter Brook: The Tightrope’ Follows the Theater Director by A. O. Scott

“Peter Brook: The Tightrope,” a documentary directed by the subject’s son,” peeks in on the theatrical sage as he teaches a class of actors.    

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Movie Review: ‘Charlie Victor Romeo’ Depicts Doomed Flights by A. O. Scott

The film adaptation of “Charlie Victor Romeo” uses dialogue drawn from the cockpit voice recorders in six airline emergencies.    

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Movie Review: ‘August: Osage County,’ With Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts by A. O. Scott

The word “acting” is inadequate for what the cast of “August: Osage County” is doing. It’s more of a thespian cage match.    

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Movie Review: ‘Much Ado About Nothing,’ Directed by Joss Whedon by A. O. Scott

Joss Whedon’s adaptation of “Much Ado About Nothing” draws out the essential screwball nature of Shakespeare’s comedy.    

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Movie Review | 'Anonymous': How Could a Commoner Write Such Great Plays? by A. O. Scott

The premise that the plays and poems commonly attributed to William Shakespeare were actually the work of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, is hardly new.

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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Chorus of Boos at Sheen Show in Detroit by A. O. Scott

Charlie Sheen took the stage at the Fox Theater in Detroit for the first stop on his "Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not an Option" tour.

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Movie Review | 'Rabbit Hole': Charades of Normalcy After Death of a Child by A. O. Scott

In “Rabbit Hole” Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart play grieving parents whose 4-year-old son has died.

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Movie Review | 'The Tempest': Dread Rattling Thunder! Yes, It’s Shakespeare by A. O. Scott

Julie Taymor brings her theatrical exuberance to a new film version of “The Tempest.”

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