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As Publishing Industry Courts China, Authors Speak Out Against Censorship  |   

Chinese writers and publishers are being celebrated this week at BookExpo America — the industry's largest trade event in North America. Free speech advocates are supporting silenced Chinese writers.

Self-Improvement Gets Romantic In 'Results'  |   

The delightful romantic comedy Results, from mumblecore director Andrew Bujalski, has sympathy for the earnest aspirations of its gym-dwelling characters.

'Gemma Bovery': Retelling A Classic With A Light Touch  |   

Based on a graphic novel, this updating of Madame Bovary almost manages to maintain its feather-light touch in spite of the heavy source material.

'Aloha' Brings A Muddled Romance To Hawaii  |   

Cameron Crowe's Sappy Period continues with this imperfect but compelling film starring Bradley Cooper as a military contractor colliding with old and new loves.

Rocks Versus The Rock In 'San Andreas'  |   

Gorgeous people flee peril in the dopey disaster flick San Andreas, but perhaps Dwayne Johnson can bring some ... um, gravitas? Maybe?