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Rummy Returns

And it's like he never left.

"Blue Jasmine" Another Black Mark

Woody Allen's new movie is the latest evidence of how superficial he is—and how his humor and New York sensibility have lured critics and filmgoers into overlooking his shallowness.

Morally Compromised Art, on the Big Screen

How do we judge a movie made from a book written by someone with repellent political views?

More Than a Teenage Dream

The Spectacular Now recalls an era of films that dealt with a complicated adolescent existence.

Near-Death Experiences Getting Slightly Less Mysterious

But there's still publishing gold in them thar clouds.

Artificial Love

Would it be possible to fall in love with an artificial intelligence? A new film seems to say yes.

Zombies, Zombies Everywhere

How the video game The Last of Us fits into the growing catalog of post-apocalyptic media.

Alec Guinness Gets a Makeover

The classic 1980s John le Carré miniseries Smiley's People is getting the Blu-ray treatment.

Not That Exciting

Pedro Almodovar's latest film, I'm So Excited! is less than thrilling but doesn't spell the end of the famed Spanish director. 

Shonda Rhimes' Huma Abedin

Real-life Huma Abedin is pretty much Scandal's fictional D.C. political fixer Olivia Pope. Both women know their way around a crisis. 

Last Day of a Young Black Man

Fruitvale Station's intimate portrait of Oscar Grant promises better days ahead for black film.

Vacant Beauty, Boredom, and The Bling Ring

With her latest film, Sophia Coppola emerges as successor to Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni, master of disaffection and alienation. 

Take Me Out with the Crowd

Can numbers-happy fantasy sports replace team play as a metaphor for the American way of living?
 

All the News that's Fit to Reprint

Aaron Sorkin's attempts to recycle long-mildewed news stories on The Newsroom—which begins its second season this Sunday—have grown modestly better! Sort of.

Coming to Do Good, Staying to Do Well

D.C. is filled with young, dizzying ambition. This Town wishes the old-timers knew better.  

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