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Parisian Immigrant Tale ‘Samba’ Is Better at Social Realism Than at Being Funny
10 days ago by Abbey Bender
A group of dancers in sparkling 1920s garb gyrate on an extravagant stage, but the camera tracks back through a kitchen whose crowd of workers suggests not excitement but desperation. So begins Samba, an uneven tale of an undocument...
November-December Romance Elsa & Fred at Least Has Shirley MacLaine in It
9 months ago by Sherilyn Connelly
Michael Radford's romantic comedy Elsa & Fred is a remake of Marcos Carnevale's Spanish-language film of the same name, and it also retains the original's obsession with La Dolce Vita. It's seventysomething Elsa (Shirley MacLaine) w...
David Bowie Is Lovingly Brings the Starman to Earth
11 months ago by Peter Gerstenzang
It’s the kind of forward-thinking experience David Bowie himself might have predicted. Just for one day, on silver screens across the country, a movie about a museum exhibition — featuring the rocker’s groundbreaki...
The Last of Robin Hood Wrestles with a Star's Underage Love
11 months ago by Stephanie Zacharek
If older man/younger women matchups make many people uncomfortable, the older man/much younger women combo tends to make them apoplectic. It would be impossible for Nabokov to publish Lolita today, now that all of life, and all of a...