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The Projectionist

  1. best of 2011
    David Edelstein’s Favorite Performances From 2011And a few of his worsts, as well.
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    David Edelstein Talks Lincoln Lawyer, Rand Paul’s Toilet IssuesThe Projectionist checks in.
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    Edelstein Remembers Miramax“Your recent films ‘The Queen’ and ‘Diving Bell’ were the best of their respective years, and you never made anything as grisly as ‘Nine.’
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    Edelstein on the ‘Libertarian Smokescreen’“To fight the charges of Puritanism, I guess I have to haul out my pervert-atheist credentials and support for legal marijuana.”
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    David Edelstein: Give Movies With Tobacco an Automatic ‘R’“These days, I don’t believe that the anti-smoking crusaders are so out of line, at least in their demand that movies with cigarettes get an automatic ‘R’ rating.”
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    A Trio of Posts From David Edelstein for You to Feast OnIn one of them, he proclaims ‘The Lovely Bones’ to be the worst film of 2009.
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    Edelstein on 2012“‘2012’ rides in on and reinforces an especially idiotic wave of evangelical doomsday predictions with supposed roots in the Mayan calendar, and it’s too trivial to live.”
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    Edelstein on This Is It“It’s vivid, illuminating, and sometimes — more often than you’d think possible — inspiring.”
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    Edelstein on Antichrist“It turns out what they say about Willem Dafoe is true: The man has a schlong the size of an oil tanker.”
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    Edelstein on Polanski“Now, there will be a lot of grandstanding by idiots, who will say that Polanski is worse than the likes of Peter Braunstein and should be thrown in prison for the remainder of his life.”
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    Edelstein on Moore“It’s sprawling, scattershot, sniggery, and, in one instance, exploitative. It’s brazenly one-sided. But …”
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    Edelstein on Swayze“In ‘Dirty Dancing,’ Swayze combined brawny physicality and feline grace in a way that made millions of women (and a lot of men) weak in the knees.”
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    Edelstein on Ignoring CriticsDavid Edelstein, too, is disappointed ‘Final Destination 3-D’ and ‘Halloween II’ won’t be screened for critics.
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    Edelstein on Hughes“Of all the big, commercially successful American auteurs, he has always seemed to me the most mysterious, the most conflicted, the most unfulfilled.”
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    Edelstein UnabridgedYou’ve read David Edelstein’s reviews of ‘Harry Potter 6’ and ’(500) Days of Summer’ — but have you read them with footnotes?
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    Edelstein on Bay’s Transformers 2: ‘Self-parody’“I don’t have much nice to say about ‘Transformers 2,’ but I’m happy to see my Park Slope neighbor John Turturro get another big paycheck.”
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    Edelstein on David CarradineDavid Carradine didn’t seem given to advance planning, career calculation, or control. He was the anti–Tom Cruise.
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    Downey’s Douchiness Reconsidered“It’s easier to see why Robert Downey Jr. bristled when asked what his character in ‘Tropic Thunder’ would say about Jamie Foxx’s performance as the brilliant cellist Nathaniel Ayers.”
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    Edelstein on Robert Downey Jr.’s Controversial Press Conference“There ought to be a rehab center for celebrity self-righteousness.”
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    Edelstein on The Human Condition’Yes, it’s worth it, but more for the experience — for the commitment itself — than because Kobayashi’s humanism will rock your world.’
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    Edelstein on the Observe and Report DebateDoes Seth Rogen rape Anna Faris in ‘Observe and Report’? David Edelstein weighs in.
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    Edelstein on Sugar, The Escapist, and Windshield RealismOver at his blog, David Edelstein reviews two movies we didn’t have space for in this week’s magazine, and weighs in on A.O. Scott’s recent essay on neo-neo realism.
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    Edelstein on Troell’s ‘Entrancingly Beautiful’ Everlasting Moments“There isn’t a shot that looks like something you’ve seen before.”
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    Edelstein on Last House on the Left“Fascinating — and extremely entertaining if you don’t mind being morally corrupted at every juncture.”
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    Edelstein Revisits 2008Upon further review, David Edelstein has revised his list of 2008’s best movies.
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    Edelstein Returns!David Edelstein will resume updates to his blog.
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    David Edelstein Remembers Manny FarberPlus, a 1994 profile of Farber the artist.
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    Edelstein on Pollack: Terrific Actor (and Not a Bad Director, Either)David Edelstein brings you an essay on Pollack’s life — and in particular, his importance in front of the camera.
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    Edelstein and Obst Take on the OscarsWhy do audiences hate No Country?
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    David Edelstein Downloads His Brain Onto the InternetA new post on the Projectionist covers a lot of ground.
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    De Palma Versus Cuban: Edelstein Enters the RingToday David Edelstein throws his considerable critical weight into the controversy over whether real photos of injured soldiers belong in Brian De Palma’s Redacted.
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    Read David Edelstein on ‘I’m Not There’ Before He Morphs Into Heath LedgerWe’ve been doing a wee bit of coverage in anticipation of I’m Not There. So how is the damn thing, anyway?
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    David Edelstein’s Not Afraid of a Little ControversyDavid Edelstein has written a spirited defense of Brian De Palma’s next movie, Redacted.
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    Introducing David Edelstein’s Blog, The ProjectionistWe here at Vulture are pleased to welcome New York’s film critic, David Edelstein, back to the blogging world with the launch of the Projectionist today.