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When I had heard that The Book Thief was being made into a movie, I pitied the director who would be faced with the challenge of adapting such a lovely book to the big screen. Markus Zusak's novel, ab…
In my head, Sam Shepard and I would be friends. Unlikely friends, perhaps, but, you know, simpatico. I like his sense of humor, I love the way he writes, and I love that he seems to care about nothing…
The work of Beatrix Potter is so ubiquitous that you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn't know about Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin, or Jemimah Puddleduck, but how many of us have stopped to t…
Heather Wolfe (Lauren Ambrose) is a young graduate student writing her thesis on Leonard Schiller (Frank Langella), an acclaimed novelist in his twilight years. When she visits him in person to reques…
In a very interesting and striking promotional stunt for a movie, The Book Thief's marketers from Fox paid for a two-page ad campaign of no words, no images... nothing. In fact, it must have been alar…
Back in the day, as Hollywood is wont to do (over and over), there were two movies about the exact same thing that came out almost at the same time. In this case, the subject was the summer of decaden…
Salinger is a fascinating, frustrating, and more than a little creepy film that digs and digs and digs to find the dark secrets behind the persona of a famously reclusive modern writer who happened to…
It is hard not to imagine Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson as the characters they played in Love Actually. In that film, Emma has a devastating scene where she truly figures out that he is having an aff…
If I can say one thing about The Words: It's off the charts when it comes to having an attractive movie poster. It's tough to be so pretty as Bradley Cooper and Zoë Saldana lying together on a moodily…