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  • Dec 24-31, 2008
  • Vol. 25, No. 52

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  • <i>Doubt</i>
  • Film Review
  • Doubt

    Streep and Hoffman, in particular, deserve praise for their portraits of pitch-perfect minimalism—the caliber of their performances is the one thing that is never in doubt.
  • <i>Frost/Nixon</i>
  • Film Review
  • Frost/Nixon

    Today, America is a place that has elected its first post-boomer and post-Vietnam president, and movie audiences are probably more apt to swallow its Nixon lesson with a little humor and flair.
  • <i>Valkyrie</i>
  • Film Review
  • Valkyrie

    What's missing from Valkyrie is sufficient motive for these stolid, conservative officers to break so radically with military tradition; such a "why" would complement Singer's glossy rendering of the plot's intricate "how."
  • <i>The Reader</i>
  • Film Review
  • The Reader

    For those of us with limited patience for the kinds of exquisitely tasteful literary adaptations that tend to litter theaters in December, The Reader requires, well, patience.

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