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Critics Are Absolutely Dazzled by Lady Bird

Greta Gerwig's solo directorial debut is getting near unanimous raves

(Newser) - Actress Greta Gerwig makes her solo directorial debut in Lady Bird , a film she wrote based on her experience growing up in Sacramento. But don't expect it to feel like a first attempt. The film following a year in the life of a teenage girl played by Saoirse Ronan,... More »

Notable Golden Globes Snubs

Lee Daniels misses Best Director race, The Road shut out, and more

(Newser) - The Golden Globes are “as notable for the films and performances that members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association omit as for those that they celebrate,” writes Chris Lee in the Los Angeles Times , and yesterday’s nominations “had no shortage of surprising snubs.” Lee, and... More »

Lovely Bones Hits and Misses

Peter Jackson's adaptation meets mixed reviews

(Newser) - Peter Jackson's crafts a fantastic vision of the afterlife in The Lovely Bones, say critics, but some feel it came at the expense of the human side of the story of a murdered teen, adapted from the book by Alice Sebold.
  • "By turns warmly sentimental, serial-killer sinister, and science-fiction
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Lovely Bones Is Jackson's Best Yet

After sneak screening, critic predicts Oscar glory; another pans it

(Newser) - The Lovely Bones got a sneak showing in London last night, and one reviewer is already calling it the best film of next year—while another lambastes it as candy-coated crap. An anonymous critic from the Sun says he’s already sure he won’t “see anything more astonishing,... More »

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