David Edelstein David Edelstein is a film critic for New York magazine and for NPR's Fresh Air, and an occasional commentator on film for CBS Sunday Morning.
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Black Comedy 'Crisis' Is Marred By A Hollywood Ending

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Peter Sarsgaard plays social scientist Stanley Milgram in Experimenter. Jason Robinette/Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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'Experimenter' Revisits A Decades-Old Trial Of Free Will And Compassion

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'Room' Transforms A Lurid Crime Story Into A Fairy Tale With A Boy Hero

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'The Martian' Is A Gripping, Out-Of-This World Space Saga

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Andrew Garfield portrays Dennis Nash, a man charged with carrying out evictions, in 99 Homes. Broad Green Pictures hide caption

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'99 Homes': A Morality Play Built On Foreclosures And Evictions

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'Sicario' Offers A Stupendous, Morally Chaotic Dive Into The Drug Wars

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Alison Brie and Jason Sudeikis are serial cheaters who meet up years after having a one-night stand in Sleeping with Other People. Linda Kallerus/IFC Films hide caption

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'Sleeping With Other People': A Romantic Comedy That Breaks With Convention

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Climbing Documentary 'Meru' Is A Hair-Raising 'Peak Experience'

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On Screen, 'Diary Of A Teenage Girl' Packs The Punch Of A Good Graphic Novel

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Family Dysfunction Is Set To A Melancholic Beat In 'Ricki And The Flash'

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'The End of the Tour' Offers A Hint Of David Foster Wallace's Inner Struggle

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A Holocaust Survivor Searches For Her Past In Christian Petzold's 'Phoenix'

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In 'Trainwreck', A Screwball Comedy Fades To Family-Values Formulaic

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'Tangerine', A Teeny-Budget Comedy That Packs An Emotional Wallop

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Not All Sequels Are Equal: Following Up To 'Terminator', 'Magic Mike'

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