Salt

BBBB (out of 5) A routine corporate office building in Washington, D.C. is actually the headquarters of an elite chapter of the C.I.A., one of whose employees is about to go home to celebrate her wedding anniversary. Just as Agent Salt (Angelina Jolie) is about to leave, however, she and her superior Liev Schrieber are…

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The Namesake

BBB.5 (out of 5) Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel is brought to the big screen by director Mira Nair with wonderfully sentimental results. A Bengali man who has been living abroad goes back to India to find a wife, brings her to New York and they raise two children. The first of them, a son,…

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Renaissance Man

B (out of 5) Dead Poets Society goes to the army when Danny DeVito loses his position at a swanky advertising firm and is forced to take a job teaching English at an army base. There he woos his students towards a love of literature by getting them excited about Shakespeare, but Penny Marshall’s incredibly inane…

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