Jeremy irons

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Truth and fiction bring "The Words" to life

Published Sept. 8, 2012

I hate when movie trailers try to build their films into something they're not. In the case of "The Words," however, I was pleasantly surprised to find a rich and articulate story under the "thriller" guise its trailers had put on.

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"Eragon" doesn't live up to fantasy flicks

Published Dec. 15, 2006

And the fanboys cheered as the movie about a dragon rider and his dragon flies into theaters today. But those cheers will be cut off by feelings of disappointment and the idea that a fandom is being ruined.

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"Merchant of Venice" doesn't evade work's anti-Semitism

Published Feb. 11, 2005

Well-scripted and engaging, this romantic film deserves points not only for going head to head with the work's anti-Semitism but for doing so in a way that will make clear to viewers the despicable nature of hate.