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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Deception And Suspense By The Sea In The Iranian Mystery 'About Elly'

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In 'True Story,' A Shamed Journalist Interviews A Fugitive Who Stole His Identity

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In 'Clouds Of Sils Maria,' An Actress Faces Past, Present And Future In An Instant

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In 'While We're Young,' The Border Between Ridicule And Sympathy Is Thin

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Horror Film Fans Beware: 'It Follows' Isn't The Fun Kind Of Scare

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In The Northern Ireland Period Thriller '71,' No One Dies Well

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'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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