“Things We Lost In The Fire,” review by Carrie Rickey

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I wanted to love “Things” with the passion I have for Susanne Bier’s earlier movies. Sadly, this weeper with Halle Berry as a widow reaching out to Benicio Del Toro, the pal of her husband’s that she couldn’t stand, lacks the urgency of her Danish films. Read more

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Carrie Rickey (Archived Contributor)

Carrie Rickey has been The Philadelphia Inquirer's film critic for 21 years and writes the newspaper's Flickgrrl blog. She has reviewed films as diverse as "Water" and "The Waterboy," profiled celebrities from Lillian Gish to Will Smith, and reported on technological beakthroughs from the video revolution to the rise of movies on demand. Her reviews are syndicated nationwide and she is a regular contributor to Entertainment Weekly, MSNBC and NPR. Rickey's essays appear in numerous anthologies, including "The Rolling Stone History of Rock & Roll," "The American Century," and the Library of America's "American Movie Critics."