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2010 Stories by Melissa Anderson

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  • Gay and Gayer

    published December 16, 2010

    It's taken almost two years for the bonk­ers, exhilarating same-sex romantic comedy I Love You Phillip Morris to finally reach... More >>

  • Gay and Gayer

    published December 9, 2010

    It's taken almost two years for the bonkers, exhilarating same-sex romantic comedy I Love You Phillip Morris to finally reach... More >>

  • Next to Nothing

    published November 18, 2010

    "What if we choose to exist solely in a reality of our own making?" asks Pittsburgh community-college lit professor John Brennan (Russell Crowe)... More >>

  • The Rainbow Disconnection

    published November 4, 2010

    It's a long, long way from the women's bar outside Berkeley, California, where Ntozake Shange first presented her combustible choreopoem For... More >>

  • The Girl Whose Story We Cannot Follow

    published October 28, 2010

    When we first see Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) in The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, the final adaptation of Stieg Larsson's... More >>

  • The Hokey Poky

    published October 14, 2010

    After Fox Searchlight's Amelia spectacularly flamed out last October, the studio tries again to grab awards-season honors with another... More >>

  • Remedial Ed

    published October 7, 2010

    Davis Guggenheim's call-to-arms documentary on the failures of the U.S. public-education system — thoroughly laudable in intention if... More >>

  • Emancipation Proclamation

    published June 24, 2010

    As unrepentantly grandiose and ludicrous as its title, Luca Guadagnino's visually ravishing third feature I Am Love suggests an epic... More >>

  • Silence of the Lambs

    published June 10, 2010

    Though the breathtaking vistas of Big Sky Country in Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaing-Taylor's unforgettable sheep-herding documentary come close... More >>

  • Born Identity

    published June 3, 2010

    In his work as writer-director, Rodrigo García has admirably distinguished himself through his commitment to creating intelligent, complex... More >>

  • Flagrant Foul

    published May 13, 2010

    Another movie, not as awful or deluded as this one, might one day find better use for the easy­going vibe between Queen Latifah and Common,... More >>

  • Brown, Out

    published May 13, 2010

    Watered-down Jungian analysis meets a GLAAD-approved weepie in Peter Bratt's second feature, starring brother Benjamin (who also produces) as a... More >>

  • No Sparks

    published April 1, 2010

    The script, costumes and props of The Last Song work hard to establish Miley Cyrus's dramatic-role bona fides as the 17-year-old... More >>

  • Barnes and Ignobles

    published March 25, 2010

    Matisse called the Barnes Foundation "the only sane place to see art in America." But the clamor over moving one of the world's foremost... More >>

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