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David Edelstein

  1. Patti Cake$ Is a Gritty Crowd-pleaser That Isn’t a Cliché, Just Cliché-AdjacentThe Sundance hit demonstrates that showbiz go-for-it stories are more alike than unalike, even when they have a vivid countercultural vibe.
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    Wind River Is an Overwritten Mystery-Thriller With a Crazily Powerful EndingLong after the gunshots of Wind River fade, you might think you hear the cries of the dead.
  3. party reports
    Stars Turn the Tables on Critic David Edelstein“His presentation is confident and the allusions are witty and literate.”
  4. David Edelstein and Bilge Ebiri Answer Your Film-Industry QuestionsYou ask, they answer.
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    Read David Edelstein’s Best Responses From His Reddit AMAHow the Internet has affected criticism, why he left 12 Years a Slave off his year-end best list, and more.
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    Go Ask David Edelstein Anything at RedditIt starts at 3 p.m. Ask him anything. Anything!
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    The Last Culture Guide You’ll Ever NeedExhausted by trying to keep up with new culture? Why not give it up altogether? Our critics’ handbook to all the wonderful stuff lurking right behind your screen.
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    Edelstein: Tom Hanks Is Better Than Ever in Captain PhillipsThe way he disappears into the character here is unprecedented.
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    Edelstein on Alfonso Cuarón’s GravityOn one level, Gravity is nothing new. But then there’s the part that’s—as we serious cinephiles like to say—infuckingcredible.
  10. edelstein irl
    See David Edelstein & the Cast of Breaking BadTonight at 7 p.m. at the Apple Store in Soho.
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    David Edelstein and Producer Lynda Obst on Hollywood’s Blockbuster Problem“A studio would rather invest $250 million in one film than make a whole bunch of really interesting, deeply personal projects.”
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    Edelstein: Why I Sort of Liked The Great GatsbyThe best thing about Baz Luhrmann’s much-anticipated/much-dreaded The Great Gatsby is that it is unmistakably F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.
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    Edelstein: How Documentary Became the Most Exciting Kind of FilmmakingIn this age of digital video, the cool kids are making docs.
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    Edelstein: Is Spring Breakers One of the Perviest Movies Ever Made?Starring Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez, this beach-party pic is a giant middle finger in Disney’s direction.
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    Edelstein: Oz the Great and Powerful Is Peculiarly JoylessJames Franco is generally unconvincing as the title character in this 3-D prequel.
  16. oscars 2013
    David Edelstein Live-Blogs the 2013 OscarsOur film critic gives his moment-by-moment take on every award, speech, and bit of banter.
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    Movie Review: A Good Day to Die HardI didn’t think it was physically possible to doze off at a movie as loud as A Good Day to Die Hard.
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    Movie Review: Beautiful CreaturesRichard Lagravenese’s adaptation of the YA supernatural romance novel is deliciously overripe, but something’s missing.
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    Movie Review: Edelstein on KochWhatever your view of its subject, Koch makes for a vital piece of New York history.
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    Movie Review: Movie 43It’s rare to see a piece of crap that actually looks and sounds like a piece of crap.
  21. announcements
    Go See David Edelstein Tonight at the 92YHe’ll talk Oscar films with A.O. Scott, Lisa Schwarzbaum, and Columbia University’s Annette Insdorf.
  22. movie review
    Edelstein on Mama: A Welcome Jolt of Meaningful ScaresStarring Jessica Chastain, Mama reminds how and why good horror flicks work so well.
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    Edelstein: David Chase’s Not Fade Away Is a Dream of the SixtiesA semi-autobiographical debut film from the creator of The Sopranos.
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    Edelstein: Django Unchained Is Manna for Mayhem MavensEvery bullet generates a whoopee-cushion’s worth of red sauce.
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    Edelstein: Haneke’s Amour Stares Coldly Into the Face of Human AgonyThe German provocateur has discovered a real-world antagonist even more brutal than he is: time.
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    Edelstein on The Hobbit and Its Distracting Frame RateThe Hobbit probably plays better at the normal frame rate, but how much better?”
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    Edelstein on Hardball: Zero Dark Thirty Torture“I don’t think friendly interrogation frankly is quite as cinematic.”
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    Edelstein: You’ve Got to Admire the Gumption of Les MisérablesThe film’s tasteless bombardment would, under most circumstances, send audiences screaming from the theater, but the film is going to be a monster hit and award winner, and not entirely unjustly.
  29. year in culture 2012
    Vulture’s TV, Movie, and Theater Critics Choose Their Best Performances of 2012One of them is a terrorist.
  30. David Edelstein’s Runners-up for the Best Films of 2012This year was the most difficult I’ve ever had to pick ten favorite films, let alone to rank them one to ten.
  31. year in culture 2012
    David Edelstein’s Top Ten Movies of 2012An unexpectedly modern Lincoln, the mercilessly gripping Zero Dark Thirty, the happy submission of Pitch Perfect, and more.
  32. year in culture 2012
    Critics’ Roundtable: What Was the Cultural Event of 2012?And four other equally pertinent questions.
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    Movie Review: Killing Them SoftlyBrad Pitt teams up again with the director of The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.
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    Edelstein: The Gorgeous Life of Pi Is TranscendentYou’ll walk out of Ang Lee’s latest fervently believing in the magic of movies.
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    Movie Review: Mea Maxima CulpaThis documentary looks at the story of a priest that molested more than 200 deaf children.
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    Movie Review: Silver Linings PlaybookThis new psycho-comedy is directed by David O. Russell.
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    Edelstein on Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina: A Boldly Original MiscalculationA tour de force in the wrong direction.
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    Edelstein on Skyfall: The Bond Myth Is Mightier Than EverSam Mendes sends 007 into a battle that’s not just Bondian — it’s Oedipal, it’s biblical. And it’s absolutely thrilling.
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    Edelstein: Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln Is Splendid, MasterfulSpielberg should make a prequel to this movie.
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    Movie Review: A Late QuartetSoap operas featuring musicians are in a different league than all the rest.
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    Edelstein on Flight: Denzel Washington Is Titanic As a Drunk Hero PilotNo actor is as brilliant, or as cunning, as Denzel Washington at portraying superhuman coolness and the scary prospect of its loss.
  42. battle royale
    Cloud Atlas Rumble: Movie Critic vs. Book CriticDavid Edelstein vs. Kathryn Schulz … GO!
  43. movie review
    Edelstein on Alex Cross: Coarse, Punishing, and ConsciencelessWhere’s Morgan Freeman when you actually need him?
  44. movie review
    Movie Review: The SessionsA sexual coming-of-age movie. For a 38-year-old man in an iron lung.
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    Edelstein on Holy Motors: A Film of Unfettered ImaginationDirector Léos Carax is incapable of an impersonal shot.
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    Movie Review: SinisterWhen a genre comes to consist principally of movies like this, then it’s time to find some other way of getting your jollies.
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    Movie Review: ArgoBen Affleck mashes up political thrills with movie-business satire in his new film.
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    Edelstein on Taken 2: Look Who’s Taken NowRated PG-13, this sequel could have done with a tad more splatter.
  49. david edelstein
    Movie Review: Wuthering HeightsSo much nature.
  50. david edelstein
    Movie Review: Pitch PerfectIt’s the year’s most exhilarating pick-me-up.
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