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"The Good Heart" and a mind for mischief.

Reviewed at the 2010 SXSW Film Festival. The last time Paul Dano and Brian Cox shared the screen, it was for 2000's "L.I.E.," a film that not only used its Long Island setting for its title, but also employed the desperation of the suburbs and its eternally gray skies as integral story elements. With "The Good Heart," Dano and Cox finally make it into the city -- for a comedy, no less -- but while the shabby little piece of real estate that Cox's speakeasy occupies is...

Anthony Hopkins is grumbling about mumbling.

In a predictably contentious interview with The Guardian, Anthony Hopkins caps off an eminently readable series of straightforward admissions about his alcoholic past, estranged daughter and disdain for the British tabloids by denouncing what's going down in the UCLA acting classes he teaches. "There are a lot of young kids, good actors, but they are so macho they think it's sexy to whisper. I don't know what the hell they are talking about. They may as well put subtitles on them...