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The Greatest (review)

First-time writer-director Shana Feste has made a wise, insightful movie about family, grief, and how awful and how wonderful it is to discover that life goes on after someone you love dies.

Solitary Man (review)

If the ongoing meltdown of Michael Douglas’s obnoxious asshole in a three-quarter-life crisis is your idea of a good time, have at it.

trailer break: ‘The Greatest’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… Carey Mulligan and Susan Sarandon and Pierce Brosnan? Nice. Yes, the boyfriend is Aaron Johnson, aka Kick-Ass. The Greatest opens in the U.S. and Canada on April 2; no U.K. release date has been announced.

best performances of 2004: ready for their closeup…

BEST ACTOR Don Cheadle, Hotel Rwanda It’s a role that, in the hands of even another very competent actor, could have descended into pathos and sentimentality, but Cheadle’s performance goes way beyond mere competence: As an Oskar Schindler-type figure in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, he approaches incomprehensible horrors in a way that makes us intimate partners … more…