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Lava Cake or Dim Sum Brunch: What Kind of Food is Jon Favreau's "Chef"?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • May 9, 2014 2:39 PM
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"Chef" uses food as a metaphor for life, so it's only fair that critics use food metaphors to describe it. But is it a full-course meal or a frothy soufflé?

This Is How Entertainment Weekly Says "I'm Sorry"

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 11, 2014 10:15 AM
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It's not exactly an apology, but EW's 2000-word essay on "Under the Skin" feels a lot like a make-up for last week's controversial non-review.

Defending Anthony Lane's Scarlett Johansson Profile

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 1, 2014 12:05 PM
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If an actor's body is an instrument, why can't we talk about how they play it?

'Her': The OS as Digital Deity

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 20, 2013 3:19 PM
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Can Spike Jonze's techo-romantic fable be read in spiritual terms as well?