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.

'Maps To The Stars': Either The Funniest Horror Movie, Or The Most Horrific Comedy

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In These Six 'Wild Tales,' Humans Morph Into Destructive Forces Of Nature

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If You Strip The Bondage, '50 Shades' Is A Conventional Love Story

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Second 'SpongeBob' Movie Is A Nonsensical, Loud, Choppy Triumph

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Mehdi A.G. Mohamed (left) plays Issan, the orphaned boy who lives with a family outside Timbuktu. The family decides not to leave when radical Islamists come to impose Sharia, or Islamic law. Courtesy of Cohen Media Group hide caption

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When Islamists Impose Their Will In 'Timbuktu,' One Family Resists

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'Still Alice' Is A Triumph For Julianne Moore, But The Rest Of Film Is Thin

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The 'Selma' Criticism For How It Portrays Lyndon B. Johnson: Is It Fair?

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Ellar Coltrane, who plays Mason in Boyhood, was 6 years old when director Richard Linklater picked him for the role. Made over the course of 12 years, the film is David Edelstein's favorite of the year. Courtesy of Matt Lankes hide caption

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In A 'Depressing' Year For Films, Edelstein Finds Some Greats

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The Strange World — And Life — Of 'Mr. Turner'

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Depicting An Unstable Era, 'Inherent Vice' Never Jells, But It's Addictive

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Prayers And Holy Water Can't Exorcise The Terrifying 'Babadook'

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Keira Knightley, Matthew Beard, Matthew Goode, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Allen Leech in The Imitation Game. Jack English/The Weinstein Company hide caption

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Benedict Cumberbatch Lifts Above Biopic Formula In 'Imitation Game'

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'Foxcatcher': A Bloated True-Crime Story Based On Wealthy Heir John du Pont

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'Interstellar': A Good Old-Fashioned Chunk Of Sci-Fi Silliness

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'Citizenfour': A Paranoid Conspiracy Documentary About Edward Snowden

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