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Frozen River (2008)
NYT Critics' Pick This movie has been designated a Critic's Pick by the film reviewers of The Times.
August 1, 2008
Only a Few More Smuggling Days Left Before Christmas? It’s Not a Wonderful Life
By STEPHEN HOLDEN
Published: August 1, 2008

Venturing deep into the trenches where hard-working Americans struggle to put food on the table, Courtney Hunt’s somber film “Frozen River” evokes a perfect storm of present-day woes: illegal immigration, ethnic tension, depressed real estate, high gas prices and dire poverty. More


http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/08/01/movies/20080801_FROZENRIVER/index.html
lsanderson: (Me Viet Nam)


By NATHAN LEE
Published: June 27, 2008

An old Indian legend tells of how, after several years of intense meditation, the Buddhist monk Bodhidharma began to grow sleepy. His goal being spiritual awakening, this just wouldn’t do, so he removed his eyelids and flung them to the ground. From the spot where they landed grew the first tea leaves. More


Elsa and Fred (2005)
June 27, 2008
Marching Noisily Toward Late Middle Age
By JEANNETTE CATSOULIS
Published: June 27, 2008

As increasing numbers of baby boomers march noisily into late middle age and early dinners, the wrinkly romance (a genre generally ignored by youth-obsessed Hollywood unless the wrinkles belong to Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson) could become a multiplex staple. Look out for softer popcorn and larger subtitles. More

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