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2009 Stories by Melissa Anderson

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  • Was Blind But Now I See

    published November 19, 2009

    Another poor, massive, uneducated African-American teenager lumbers onto screens this month, two weeks after Precious and obviously timed... More >>

  • Coco Puff

    published October 8, 2009

    Anne Fontaine's Coco Before Chanel gives us Belle Époque Coco, opening in 1893 with a grim scene of the ten-year-old waif and... More >>

  • Fashion Victim

    published September 17, 2009

    When, in the early '00s, I worked as a freelancer for a publication two floors below Vogue — this was pre-Devil Wears Prada... More >>

  • Ruining Woodstock

    published August 27, 2009

    "If you remember Woodstock, you probably weren't there," the expression goes. And if you were, can you please stop gassing on about it? Aquarian... More >>

  • Snack Attack

    published August 27, 2009

    Retooled noir with less pulp than its original source, Christian Petzold's Jerichow wryly riffs on The Postman Always Rings... More >>

  • The Haunting in Rhode Island

    published April 30, 2009

    Two weeks after jowly Matthew Perry transformed into pretty Zac Efron to relive his adolescence in 17 Again, Warner Bros. releases... More >>

  • Sugar Sidesteps Sports-Movie Clichés

    published April 23, 2009

    Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck have transformed some of the saggiest, most clichéd genres with smarts, nonscreechy politics, superb acting... More >>

  • Buyer Beware of Confessions of a Shopaholic

    published February 12, 2009

    The Confessions of a Shopaholic we need right now would be a handheld doc featuring former Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain sobbing into... More >>

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