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Ben Stiller Gets Serious in Decent Greenberg

Squid and the Whale director does nice job with tough material

(Newser) - Ben Stiller takes a serious turn playing an angsty 40-something in Greenberg, the latest from The Squid and the Whale's Noah Baumbach, and the film gets mostly solid reviews:
  • J. Hoberman, Village Voice : "The style is observational, the drama is understated, and, when the time comes, it knocks you
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Margot Annoys at the Wedding

'Annoying' or well crafted? Critics are split

(Newser) - The estranged sisters at the heart of Noah Baumbach's talky Margot at the Wedding are well portrayed but just too unlikable to win over most critics. Nicole Kidman's short-story writer Margot, who Newsweek's David Ansen calls a  "brittle nightmare," descends on the wedding of her pregnant sister, Jennifer... More »

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