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Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994) Dir. Alan Rudolph

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Dorothy Parker (Jennifer Jason Leigh) was a fascinating figure. She was an opinionated, passionate, witty and sharp writer. She was a member of the famous Algonquin Round Table, a New York group of writers, actors, and critics. The movie documents her life, loves, writing, and the Round Table. Yet, it doesn’t do them justice. It presents the facts, but lacks the intoxicated spark of the Roaring Twenties. Sadly, it copies straight from a documentary The Ten-Year Lunch: The Wit and Legend of the Algonquin Round Table (1987), while lacking interesting elements of a featured film.

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St. Vincent (2014) Dir. Theodore Melfi

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A great comedy with always intoxicating Bill Murray that tricked me into believing a feel-good production like this does not hide an ugly truth about female roles in a men’s world of movies.

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