Inkheart; the Earrings Of Madame De...; Our Man In Havana

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Last week I talked about movie criticism as seasonal work akin to fruit picking, except that fruit pickers don't pick fruit when they know it's rotten. Well, Inkheart may not be rotten to the core, but it's impossible to overestimate the over-ripeness of its special effects…

Let me also mention a couple of important new DVD releases. "Masterpiece" is not a word you want to cheapen by overuse. Still it's the only right word for The Earrings of Madame De…

Carol Reed's Our Man in Havana, a droll comedy turned subversive adventure, will be available February 3 for the first time on DVD. The genre it subverts is the international spy thriller…

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Joe Morgenstern