Jessica Winter

Knocked Up (Judd Apatow, US)

By Jessica Winter / September 3, 2009

By Jessica Winter. As funny and endearing as Judd Apatow’s proudly vulgar new comedy can be, it may give the viewer nostalgia for the sequence in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) when Jennifer Jason Leigh falls pregnant by a guy she shouldn’t be with, promptly gets an abortion, and rides back from the clinic…

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No Country For Old Men

By Jessica Winter / September 1, 2009

By Jessica Winter. I saw No Country for Old Men twice in three days, partly because I sort of missed it the first time. The usually peaceable art-house cinema where we went for Round 1 had on this particular evening turned into a multimedia feedlot, all the punters searching through their popcorn or their gallon…

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