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12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

One of 2009's Best Films

By David Luhrssen
The Smiths were a band offering cold comfort to the lovelorn, and a relationship begun out of shared admiration for Morrissey�s morose reflections on emotional failure is surely born under the sign of doom. And �relationship,� that weasel word meaning everything or nothing at all, is the best description for what transpires between Tom and Summer in one of 2009�s best films, out now on Blu-ray, ...
03.15.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
With her dark, weary eyes and her dry persona, Zooey Deschanel is an improbable lead actress, but those same qualities have endeared her to indie culture. This year, the actress released a debut album with guitarist M. Ward as She and Him, and between her star power and Ward�s devoted following, theirs was one of SXSW�s more anticipated sets. Deschanel is casting herself as something of a Jenny Lewis-type, a doll-sized, blue-eyed soul singer with a country lilt, but in spite of being the more seasoned actress, she doesn�t have Lewis� confidence. She looked absolutely horrified on stage; her hands twitched slightly until she folded them together tightly. She interacted with the audience stiftly until the inevitable happened: During the routine call for requests, a woman shouted out �Last Christmas,� a mangled reference to Deschanel�s role in Elf. "Last Christmas?� Deschanel said warmly, before computing the request. �Oh, yeah

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