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Movie Review: The Humbling

Al Pacino’s Simon Axler says that the hardest point for any great actor is when you can tell the talent is starting to recede. I’d say the hardest for any movie critic is having to watch a great actor do a movie like “88 Minutes.” Thankfully HBO has been saving Pacino’s cred over the past decade, which sadly still takes another wallop with another lousy theatrical film, this an adaptation of Philip Roth’s novel scripted by “The Graduate” screenwriter and renowned comedy writer Buck Henry. 384 more words

The Humbling

Late night streaming on Vudu: The Humbling is an adroit adaptation of Philip Roth’s novella. Co-scripted by Buck Henry, who adapted The Graduate and Catch-22… 94 more words

Literature

Sundance 2015: Baumbach and Gerwig's 'Mistress America' Looks Behind the Manic Pixie Dream Girl Mask

PARK CITY, UT: “I could only agree with her,” Tracy says of Brooke, in the opening moments of Noah Baumbach’s Mistress America. “It was too much fun to agree with her.” Tracy (Lola Kirke) is a college freshman, failing (and frankly, not trying all that hard) to fit in at Barnard. 828 more words

Film

Sundance Film Review: Mistress America

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It’s tough being young and naive. It’s even more difficult standing around old and confused. 842 more words

Film

Sundance Film Review: 'Mistress America'

Midway through Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig’s “Mistress America,” the movie arrives at a long, zany setpiece so inspired and brilliantly sustained that it alone would be worth the price of admission (or the wait in a long Sundance queue). 912 more words

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The Humbling, reviewed: Philip Roth, curiously neutered and unsexy

When it was announced last year that Lakeshore Entertainment would be making a film of Philip Roth’s American Pastoral, the apprehension many of the author’s admirers felt emerged from a sense of protectiveness — a fear that something inviolable was at risk of disgrace. 611 more words

Arts

The Humbling, reviewed: Philip Roth, curiously neutered and unsexy

When it was announced last year that Lakeshore Entertainment would be making a film of Philip Roth’s American Pastoral, the apprehension many of the author’s admirers felt emerged from a sense of protectiveness — a fear that something inviolable was at risk of disgrace. 611 more words

Arts