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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty review

Directed by Ben StillerWritten by Steven Conrad, adapting the book by James ThurberI was a little late to this Christmas season-release, so I'd read a few mixed reviews in advance. My expectations had been adjusted, accordingly, which I think was a good thing. I recognized the many places where it doesn't work, while appreciating the… Read More

10 Great Christopher Walken roles

image by Martin Schoeller Christopher Walken is one of those actors who in his older age is defined by his oddness, by all the people who do impressions of him. Kevin Spacey, Kevin Pollack and Jay Mohr have gotten a lot of mileage on impersonating the guy. Just head over to YouTube if you don't… Read More

The Tree of Life podcast

Having a look back at my summer movie reviews, I'm amazed that I didn't sit down here to ramble on about The Tree of Life. I mean, there's no doubt the film will feature prominently in my Best of 2011 list, while at the same time I recognize it can be a frustratingly opaque cinematic… Read More