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At Any Price: I saw this movie for the Tribeca Film Festival, where it played before its limited release bow this weekend, and I give it a wow! As in, wow! This movie, in a poky and drawn-out sort of way, is also kind of insane! Ryan Vlastelica's review nicely sums up its failings, though Ryan is perhaps kinder than I would be about the shocking stiffness with which the movie simulates human characters. As I'll say in my own review over at Film Racket: It's like a novel. A terrible, terrible novel.
The Reluctant Fundamentalist: Speaking of novels and festival: I missed the Tribeca screenings, and Mira Nair's novel adaptation is also heading straight into theatrical release following its Tribeca launch. Nair has a thing for adapting ambitious novels: Vanity Fair and The Namesake had their classy charms, though both of them strained and wobbled in that way that novels often do when reconfigured for a two-hour running time. This one sounds a bit less epic, though, so maybe Nair has finally found the right book to knock out of the park.