Movie Review

Cold Souls

Giamatti sells spoof about a black market for souls

Cold Souls David Strathairn (left) plays Dr. Flintstein, who extracts the soil of Paul Giamatti (right). (Film Society of Lincoln Center)
By Wesley Morris
Globe Staff / August 14, 2009

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It’s awfully soon for Paul Giamatti to spoof himself. Should the guy who played John Adams for HBO and the merlot snob in “Sideways’’ be ready to bite his own hand? In “Cold Souls,’’ a dramatic comedy by Sophie Barthes, he doesn’t bite that hand so much as contemplate it. The movie turns what could have been a tedious meta-movie ... (Full article: 799 words)

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