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Caryn James

Lynn Shelton's Family Close-Up, 'Touchy Feely'

  • By Caryn James
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  • September 9, 2013 8:57 AM
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As we know from moisturizer commercials -- and are reminded by an unlikely source, Lynn Shelton's Touchy Feely -- extreme close-ups of skin are not pretty, full of cracks and lines and bumps. We see these shots because Rosemarie De Witt plays Abby, a massage therapist whose emotional life is quietly deflating, in a film that sets out to explore the emotional crevices beneath its characters' skins.

Steve Carell in the Sweet, Endearing 'The Way Way Back'

  • By Caryn James
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  • July 5, 2013 9:00 AM
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Just when it seemed that the days of overpaying for Sundance movies had ended, this year Fox Searchlight spent almost $10 million for the very conventional-sound coming-of-age movie The Way Way Back. That deal sent me into the screening room recently wondering if they'd lost their minds; I left thinking they're smarter than ever. The film is warm, engaging, and thoroughly charming even though we can predict every turn in the story of 14-year-old Duncan, who finds his inner, confident self over the summer.

My Talk With Hugh Laurie and Catherine Keener About 'The Oranges'

  • By Caryn James
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  • October 2, 2012 1:01 PM
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My more suspicious friends might think I only did this interview to look into Hugh Laurie’s blue eyes – but who’s to say you can’t have many motives for one thing?  Like talking to Laurie and Catherine Keener about The Oranges, a gutsy little film that turns a thoroughly inappropriate romance into a genial comedy grounded in reality.

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