Easy A; The Town

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Why am I so pleased with the new high school comedy Easy A? Because the movie, in spite of a few flaws, seems to have been made by higher intelligence, and because it catapults Emma Stone into a higher place reserved for American actors who can handle elevated language with casually dazzling aplomb...



Ben Afleck works both sides of the camera in The Town. As the director, he showcases a number of fine performances and illuminates character without losing a beat of the throbbing pace. As the star, he gives on of those fine performances, though it's an artistic toss-up between his intensity and Rebecca Hall's lovely simplicity...

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Joe Morgenstern