David Thomson

Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman, and Rebecca Hall are trapped in this terrible movie.

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If you weren't familiar with the 93-year-old legend, here are the three movies to watch.

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The Sad Truth about Philip Seymour Hoffman

Addiction wasn't incidental to his talent: It was its essence

It's tempting to say that Hoffman overcame his addiction in order to act. But it just isn't so: His addiction fueled his great feats of acting. 

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El Topo director Alejandro Jodorowsky's project was derailed by money problems and insane ambition.

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Jim Broadbent is sixty-four; Lindsay Duncan is sixty-three. Plenty of us are in the same uneasy, open boat, but that serves to contradict one of the great canards of the film world. I am thinking of the notion that most films are made for an audience in the age range of two to eighteen. For years, we agonized over that orthodoxy, but by now it’s floating off into the deep darkness like George Clooney’s character in Gravity.

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In the end, the show confirmed that wild hope—that the cops will sort it out.

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Grand Budapest Hotel, the latest from Wes Anderson, is dazzling and exhausting but ultimately bereft.

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The Best Picture Is a Sham

And '12 Years a Slave' will win it, for all the wrong reasons

12 Years a Slave is a great film, but that's not why it'll win Best Picture. It'll win so that the Academy can forgive itself for making no other good films about slavery for the last hundred years.

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'Liv and Ingmar': Great Filmmakers, Bad Lovers

But did the films need the lovemaking?

Liv Ullmann's relationship with Ingmar Bergman collapsed after only four years. Why did they keep making great movies together?

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In the business of being a child star, no one could match Shirley Temple.

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