What should I be doing instead of this?
by Jason Gargano 11.11.2011
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Friday Movie Roundup: Lighten Up, Leo, Edition

When will Leonardo DiCaprio lighten up? It doesn't look like it's going to happen anytime soon. Asked recently if he would consider doing something besides the heavy dramatic lifting of recent years (see Gangs of New York, The Aviator, Blood Diamond, The Departed, Body of Lies, Revolutionary Road, Shutter Island, Inception and now J. Edgar), the 37-year-old actor responded with this to-the-point rebuttal: “Why would I want to do something I would consider a profound waste of time?" Alright, then.

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Broken Embraces (Review)

Pedro Almodovar's new film is another misdirecting melodrama

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 13, 2010
'Broken Embraces' comes to life in the deliciously tantalizing and rather soapy melodrama of its fractured narrative. So much of it is laid nakedly bare, the beautiful bodies and the lusty intentions, but Pedro Almodovar applies film and narrative tricks like sheer fabric to create allure and mystery and a bit of misdirection. Grade: B.