David EdelsteinDavid 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.
Michael Douglas is back in his Oscar-winning role as Gordon Gekko, whose iconic "greed is good" mantra and daring corporate raids made him a rock star of financial titans.
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From The Ashes: Acting, says Joaquin Phoenix, is like being a puppet. And even when he's not in front of the camera, he tells documentarian Casey Affleck, he's still (and always) playing a character named "Joaquin Phoenix."
In The American, George Clooney is an amoral hero who moves from country to country, sheds past lives, kills for money and crafts weapons. David Edelstein says Clooney is the "last guy I'd cast as an anonymous assassin."
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Arresting Developments: Michael Cera plays Scott Pilgrim, a down-and-out bass player who falls hard for the mysterious, magnetic Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) -- and then has to fight for her.
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Guess Who's Coming To Dinner Annette Bening (left) and Julianne Moore star as a couple dealing with their two teenagers -- as well as their anonymous sperm donor, played by Mark Ruffalo.
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Twihard With A Vengeance: Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson) don't consummate their romance -- though they do allow the audience to gaze long and often at their flawless faces.
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Kyle Steiner, a member of Battle Company, stands in the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan's Kunar Province. Battle Company's actions were the basis of the documentary Restrepo by Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington.
Mom? Dren may be a modern-day Frankenstein's monster, but Delphine Chaneac plays her with a mythical beauty and ballerina's grace. Sarah Polley stars as Elsa, one of the creature's two creators.