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Doubt

Uneven but riveting all the same
Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams
Directed by John Patrick Shanley

Doubt, which recently sailed into movie theatres, seems to suffer from an existentialist crisis: who am I? It has faults, likely because the same person who authored the play also directed the film. Should someone else have directed Doubt for the cinema? Yes, without hesitation. Shanley is likely too married to the idea of Doubt as a play to effectively adapt it to the big screen. The movie's ... more >