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The Playboy of the Western World

3 Stars It is a rare theatrical treat when an acting company the caliber of Ireland's National Theatre's The Abbey Theatre makes an area visit to perform one of its classic literary standards. In the 100th-ann...
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Being Julia

3 Stars People who love the theater with every pore of their body and soul are truly unique, entertaining and a strange breed. Hungarian director Istvan Szabo's is of that breed. In his latest English-language...
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Lightning in a Bottle

4 Stars You don't have to understand the blues to appreciate the pure spirit and genuine emotions of the remarkable performers in Antoine Fuqua's documentary concert film Lightning in a Bottle. And while there...
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YouTube pick of the week

Da West Lawn Crew Presents, “Rancid Dunks” — a three-minute laugh riot featuring three Chicago “white boy” buddies who have more basketball tricks up their sleeves than the Harlem Globetrotters. The film consis...

Fred Claus

What could have possessed David Dobkin and Vince Vaughn, the director and star team of the riotously silly Wedding Crashers, to create such an unfunny, sentimental and tame comedy like Fred Claus? With its PG r...

Bee Movie

If Bee Movie is the most significant creative output of writer/comedian Jerry Seinfeld’s career since his mega-popular television sit-com ended its nine year run nearly a decade ago, he should be worried! Seinf...
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Dan in Real Life

Steve Carell has really made a career for himself in the last few years with television’s The Office, the indie-hit Little Miss Sunshine and the phenomenal success of The 40 Year Old Virgin. In his newest film ...