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Gandolfini Is So Vivid In 'Enough Said,' You Forget He's Gone

The late actor stars opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus in the new comedy about a divorced TV archivist who falls in love with a divorced masseuse. David Edelstein praises Louis-Dreyfus' farcical timing, as well Gandolfini's ability to change his rhythm and demeanor.


Pixar's Fast And 'Brave' Female Comedy: 'Delightful.'

The movie Brave is Pixar's first feature with a female protagonist — a medieval Scottish princess named Merida (voiced by Kelly MacDonald) who asserts her independence and wreaks havoc. Critic David Edelstein says the film is "pure Pixar in its mischievousness and irreverence."


'Mildred Pierce': A Masterpiece Of Modern Film Noir

The HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce is based on the 1941 novel by John M. Cain, replacing Joan Crawford -- who won an Oscar for the 1945 film version -- with Kate Winslet. TV critic David Bianculli says Winslet does wonders with her role -- and will be tough to beat, come Emmy season.


'The Abortionist's Daughter'

Our book critic reviews The Abortionist's Daughter by Elisabeth Hyde. The novel's plot centers around the death of an abortion clinic doctor and the possible murder suspects involved.


Nora Ephron's Directorial Debut.

Film critic Stephen Schiff reviews "This Is My Life," the new comedy starring Julie Kavner as a cosmetic saleswoman turned stand-up comic. It's the directorial debut of writer Nora Ephron.


Meryl Streep Shines in "Postcards from the Edge"

Film critic Stephen Schiff says Streep is best in comedies -- including this dysfunctional tale about a mother and daughter in Hollywood, written by Carrie Fisher, and adapted by her book of the same name.

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