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Award four stars to I Don't Know How She Does It, because Daily Telegraph film critic Sarah Crompton finds Sarah Jessica Parker's latest performance an "understated joy" in a bestseller-based movie that shows how "women can adore their job and their family".
Or award it one shrinking star in the Daily Mail, because Chris Tookey deems its "having it all" plot not of its time. Has a "book ever dated more quickly?", he wonders.
Who wrote this creaky, derided tome? "Former Mail columnist Allison Pearson", Tookey helpfully reminds us, before she went back to the Telegraph. I don't know how they do it, either. But there's a slip showing somewhere.
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- Peter Preston
"Apples and oranges" was my off-the-cuff reply to a critic I admire as we rose from our seats following a screening of Werner Herzog's Cave of Forgotten Dreams. He'd just muttered something to the effect of "sure beats Pina" and, while comparisons will be nearly impossible to resist — two giants of the New German Cinema have each made their first films in 3D, both of them documentaries, and, on that day in February, the Berlinale had just screened them back to back — I'm sticking with my initial verdict: apples and oranges.
Now Wim Wenders's Pina is playing in the UK and a few European countries, while Places, strange and quiet, an exhibition of nearly 40 large-scale photographs taken between 1983 and the present, is on view at Haunch of Venison in London through May 14 — the cover of the current issue of Sight & Sound, by the way, reads "The Third Coming »
2 items from 2011
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