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Frost / Nixon Redux

Another critic offers her perspective
Frank Langella, Michael Sheen and Kevin Bacon
Directed by Ron Howard

Is it me or have performances become extraordinary? In the past few weeks alone, watching Mickey Rourke in "The Wrestler," Sean Penn in "Milk," Philip Seymour Hoffman in "Doubt" and the more subdued Clint Eastwood in "Gran Torino" leave one slack-jawed. The experience is similar to watching not only extreme sports, triathlons, and parkour races, but any sport nowadays. With the bar set so high, it ... more >