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AMERICAN PASTORAL (2016)

Ewan McGregor’s new adaptation of Philip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel American Pastoral is a noble failure. The screenplay has a complicated structure which keeps Nathan Zuckerman (Roth’s alter ego) two steps removed from his subject Seymour Levov (aka “Swede”). Thus reduced in the screenplay to … Continue reading

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NOAH

My husband and partner Rich had no patience with Darren Aronofsky’s new take on Biblical themes. He hated it! Thumbs down! But me? I found myself unexpectedly moved… Despite all the evident flaws in Noah (too much mano-a-mano, too many “special effects”), I nevertheless … Continue reading

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