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Vanya On 42nd Street Review


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Someone had an idea: take an 1860s play by classic Russian writer Anton Chekhov, and get director Louis Malle, screenwriter David Mamet, and actors Andre Gregory and Wallace Shawn, together to make a feature film of it.

The only thing more puzzling than this scenario is the fact that this movie, Vanya on 42nd Street, is a fabulous film. "Uncle Vanya" is the play in question, a tragicomic tale of family members plagued by broken hearts, lost youth, and missed opportunities. The film's premise is that "Uncle Vanya" is being performed by a small theatrical group, and the film simply captures the last rehearsal of the play before the costumes arrive.

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My Dinner With André Review


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I try to catch My Dinner With André at least once, maybe twice a year. It's one of those wonderful films which seems to change every time I see it, but, of course, the movie doesn't change at all. It's the viewer who has changed, getting out of the film what he decides to put in.

André follows a dinner conversation between two old friends: André Gregory, theater director and world -wandering philosopher, on the one hand, and playwright and actor Wally Shawn on the other. They haven't seen each other in several years. André, having "given up the theatre," has been roaming through the forests of Poland, the Sahara desert, and hither and yon desperately seeking something "real" to hold on to.

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Goodbye Lover Review


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Patricia Arquette plays a Sound of Music-obsessed, Martha Stewart wannabe, psychotic killer in this slightly clever but ultimately not-clever-enough comedy/film noir. While Arquette is delish, the story ultimately lacks much compelling material that isn't lifted from Double Indemnity or one of its contemporaries. Okay for a Sunday night, but hardly great filmmaking, especially from Roland Joffé, who's done better.
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