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Berlin Review: Strong Ensemble in 'A Long Way Down,' with Brosnan, Collette, Paul and More, Still Doesn't Add Up

The 2005 New York Times review of Nick Hornby’s novel “A Long Way Down” described a scene in which Martin, a morning TV show presenter whose career has been derailed due a sexual escapade with an 15-year-old girl, is stopped from jumping off a tall London building by Maureen, a suicidal single-mother caring for a severely handicapped son. The Times quotes their brief conversation, Maureen first:
  • By Tom Christie
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  • February 12, 2014 11:30 AM
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Trailer Watch: 'Love Is All You Need' in Susanne Bier's Latest

Susanne Bier, whose "In A Better World" won the Best Foreign Language Oscar and Golden Globe in 2011, returns with lighter fare in "Love Is All You Need." With Pierce Brosnan and "Better World"'s Trine Dyrholm at the helm, the film looks more cliched than inspired...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • November 26, 2012 3:38 PM
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Ranking 22 Bond Films on Popularity and Critics' Cred: Hits, Misses

We all have our favorite James Bond and 007 films. ("From Russia with Love" and Sean Connery are mine; I see "Skyfall" next week.) But what's the consensus? Time Magazine (behind its annoying pay wall) has compiled a ranking of five decades of Bond hits and misses based on critical acclaim (via Rotten Tomatoes) and global box office.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 25, 2012 1:30 PM
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