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'The Painted Veil' and 'Miss Potter'

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'The Painted Veil' and 'Miss Potter'

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'The Painted Veil' and 'Miss Potter'

'The Painted Veil' and 'Miss Potter'

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Naomi Watts as Kitty Fane and Edward Norton as Walter Fane in director John Curran's 'The Painted Veil.' Glen Wilson/© 2006 Painted Veil Productions, LLC. hide caption

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Glen Wilson/© 2006 Painted Veil Productions, LLC.

Renee Zellweger stars at author Beatrix Potter. Courtesy Weinstein Company hide caption

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Film critic David Edelstein reviews The Painted Veil, from a novel by W. Somerset Maugham, and Miss Potter, about the life of the author and illustrator of Peter Rabbit.