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John Cusack in ADULT WORLD: No More Mr. Nice Guy

Several times during his turn as Rat Billings, the grizzled poet at the heart of "Adult World," I wanted to punch John Cusack in the face. It’s a brilliant performance.
  • By Max Winter
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  • February 17, 2014 4:24 AM
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CANNES 2012: Lee Daniels' THE PAPERBOY

The best that can be said of Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy" is that it’s sometimes intentionally awful. More often than not, however, it’s just awful.
  • By Simon Abrams
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  • May 24, 2012 9:53 AM
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SIMON SAYS: Productive Awfulness, or: THE RAVEN Opens This Week

I often wonder if there is such a thing as a productively awful film.
  • By Simon Abrams
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  • April 26, 2012 8:59 AM
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