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Wednesday, July 17, 2013
 The first sign of trouble on moving day: the family dog refuses to come inside. The second: discovering the boarded-up entrance to a disused cellar. It was downhill from there for the unfortunate family that purchased
Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011

Paul Giamatti’s bittersweet comedy

Paul Giamatti won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a comedy for his lead role in Barney’s Version, but the film is a lemony comedy, more bitter than sweet—at least until the climax. It’s the story of Barney Panofsky (Giamatti), a successful TV producer with a mostly unsuccessful life. He has been anything but a ray of sunshine for most of the people he has known...
06.14.2010 | | Posted at 10:10 AM
By David Luhrssen
Eisenheim the Illusionist (Edward Norton) hardens his face into a mask of intense concentration, holding his audience spellbound in the gas lit darkness of a fin de siecle Vienna theater. The camera glides forward to reveal that the hall is ringed with uniformed police and cuts to a mousy little man in the audience, Chief Inspector Uhl (Paul Giamatti). Eisenheim is conjuring an apparition on sta...
03.18.2010 | | Posted at 08:31 AM

Paul Giamatti Loses Himself

By David Luhrssen
David Straithairn doesn�t look like the devil, but the suave physician he plays in Cold Souls (out now on DVD) trades in human souls for money. Oh, of course, he does so in the name of happiness. He even evokes the old buzzword of progress. But his glib manner and apparent sincerity can�t hide the gnawing suspicion that there is something wrong with his slickly polished enterprise of placing s...
06.09.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
Looking sad eyed and put upon by fools, Paul Giamatti breaths life into one of the more shadowy founders of the American republic in the popular imagination. After all, John Adams was never pictured on a dollar bill or a coin and is probably confused with his more hotheaded cousin, Sam, whose name is memorialized by a line of beer. The HBO series called �John Adams� was the most acclaimed, prest...