“The Illusionist”

Directed by: Neil Burger Starring: Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti, Jessica Biel, Rufus Sewell Rating: PG-13 (for mild suggested sexuality, mild violence) Running time: 111 minutes Best suited for: elaborate schemers Least suited for: quick-fixers

What is cinema, after all, but an illusion? A false impression of danger, of merriment, of tension, of passion? In film, little is what it seems-and the better the film, the greater the fantasy. "The Il- lusionist" is one such better effort, a movi...

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