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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Star light--or better yet, star bright

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So much is written about movie stars, and so little of it is worth reading, that I thought I'd recommend three recent publications of interest: James Parker's insightful Atlantic essay on the metaphysical comedy of Jim Carrey; Manohla Dargis's New York Times review of Gran Torino, in essence a nicely executed think piece on the screen persona of Clint Eastwood; and Lynn Hirschberg's Times Magazine profile of Philip Seymour Hoffman, which is too gushy for my taste but offers some interesting observations of the protean actor at work.

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