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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. 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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    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.
  11. year in culture 2012
    Vulture’s TV, Movie, and Theater Critics Choose Their Best Performances of 2012One of them is a terrorist.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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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    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.
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    Cloud Atlas Rumble: Movie Critic vs. Book CriticDavid Edelstein vs. Kathryn Schulz … GO!
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    Edelstein on Alex Cross: Coarse, Punishing, and ConsciencelessWhere’s Morgan Freeman when you actually need him?
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    Movie Review: The SessionsA sexual coming-of-age movie. For a 38-year-old man in an iron lung.
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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.
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    Movie Review: Wuthering HeightsSo much nature.
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    Movie Review: Pitch PerfectIt’s the year’s most exhilarating pick-me-up.
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    Edelstein: The Time Traveling Looper Delivers in Spite of Iffy LogicYou must remember this: The fundamental things don’t apply as time goes by in the ballyhooed time-travel thriller Looper.
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    Movie Review: Trouble With the CurveEastwood plays an aging baseball scout in this formulaic drama.
  33. Edelstein: The Perks of Being a Wallflower Nails Teenage AlienationEmma Watson stars in this exquisite adaption of the best-selling YA novel.
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    Edelstein on The MasterA piece of stark, often abrasive American mythmaking.
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    Edelstein on The Words: Nothing But Aimless Words, Words, WordsPlagiarism’s all the rage-arism in this Bradley Cooper film.
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    Edelstein on Sleepwalk With Me: This Comedian’s LifeThis autobiographical monologue-film stars and is directed by funnyman Mike Birbiglia.
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    Movie Review: Bachelorette, For a Good Time CallTwo films in which girls talk dirty.
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    Movie Review: Premium RushThis film is a rare bird — one that pretends to be nothing more than it is.
  39. fall preview 2012
    Edelstein, Seitz, Abebe, and Schulz on Their Fall Culture PicksOur movie, TV, music, and book critics each choose five.
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    Edelstein on Tony Scott: A Director Incapable of Sitting StillFluidity, choreography, patterns of flux within the frame — none of these interested him as much as fractured montage.
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    Edelstein: Robot & Frank Is a Screwball Machine DreamFrank Langella stars in this tale about an elderly ex–jewel thief and his robot assistant.
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    Movie Review: The CampaignFiction should just throw in the towel when it comes to modern American politics.
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    Movie Review: The Bourne LegacyThe Bourne films have wormed their way into the collective psyche the way the Bond movies did in the sixties.
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    Movie Review: Total Recall Is Chase, Jump, RepeatThis incarnation by Underworld and Live Free or Die Hard director Len Wiseman is just noise — aural and visual
  45. Edelstein: Celeste and Jesse Forever Is Eternally UnconvincingRashida Jones has co-written herself the “adorkable” role of Celeste in this seriously trying comedy.
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    Movie Review: Ruby SparksThe newest from the directors of Little Miss Sunshine is a thesis film, with one joke and one variation.
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    Movie Review: Killer JoeIt’s all rave and rage and purge acting in this dark, Texas-set film.
  48. fight!
    Edelstein, Saltz on Marclay’s The ClockThe art critic vs. the film critic.
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    Movie Review: The Queen of VersaillesA real-estate billionaire and his wife get a taste of foreclosure in this documentary.
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    Movie Review: The Imposter Is Shocking, and Shockingly EntertainingGuilt-inducingly so, given the ghastliness of its particulars.
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