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Film Review: Margaret (Dir. Kenneth Lonergan)

Margaret Dir. Kenneth Lonergan [Fox Searchlight Pictures; 2012] by Paul Bower Rating: Kenneth Lonergan’s latest effort has been mired in mild controversy for nearly a decade, the subject of some as-yet unresolved lawsuits, and, more recently, a sort of acid test for the integrity/gravitas of film critics the world over. Shot in 2005 and finally released last year in the middle of a protracted, bitter legal battle between Lonergan and producer Scott Rudin, the vast majority of film critics panned the theatrical release of Margaret.
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