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The 10 worst date scenes

By Simon Miraudo February 8, 2013 In Silver Linings Playbook, the manic depressive Pat (Bradley Cooper) asks young widow Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence) out for dinner. He winds up ordering cereal and asking about her past sexual conquests. So… we’re hoping you’re not planning on replicating his unconventional moves this Valentine’s Day. With February 14 just […]

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Interview: Todd Solondz; writer/director of Life During Wartime

Interview: Todd Solondz; writer/director of Life During Wartime. By Simon Miraudo. “Now you’re a storyteller you might think you are without responsibility. But in directions, actions and words, cause and effect, you need consistency.” Belle and Sebastian sing these lines on the title track of their soundtrack to Todd Solondz’s 2001 feature Storytelling; a two-part […]

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Happiness rebooted – Life During Wartime review

Life During Wartime – Starring Allison Janney, Shirley Henderson and Ciaran Hinds. Directed by Todd Solondz. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. It feels a little wrong, even perverse, to describe a Todd Solondz film as “fun”. But Life During Wartime – the sequel to his acclaimed and highly disturbing 1998 picture Happiness – is fun. […]

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Head to Head – Happiness

Welcome to the latest edition of Head to Head, in which our Quickflix critic takes on our readers in a rip-snorting battle to the death! You pick the film, and we pick the fight! This week, we received our very first challenge from the United States of America! C. Fitzpatrick Biggs told us how unhappy […]

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