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david_NP
mamet_NN
has_HVZ
long_RB
been_BEN
my_PP$
favorite_JJ
screenwriter_NN
and_CC
director_NN
._.
with_IN
his_PP$
distinctive_JJ
,_,
more_DT
often_RB
than_CS
not_XNOT
ingenious_JJ
dialogue_NN
,_,
and_CC
his_PP$
laid_JJ
back_NN
style_NN
of_IN
direction_NN
nearly_RB
all_PDT
of_IN
his_PP$
movies_NNS
are_BER
absolutely_RB
irresistible_JJ
._.
some_DT
of_IN
them_PP
tend_VB
to_TO
be_BE
thickly_RB
layered_JJ
,_,
deceptive_JJ
productions_NNS
that_CS
require_VB
the_DT
audience_NN
to_IN
look_NN
at_IN
the_DT
film_NN
in_IN
a_DT
less_DT
superficial_JJ
manner_NN
than_CS
the_DT
plot_NN
seems_VBZ
to_IN
require_VB
in_IN
order_NN
to_IN
discern_VB
its_PP$
concealed_JJ
message_NN
,_,
or_CC
sometimes_RB
even_RB
a_DT
concealed_JJ
storyline_JJ
._.
and_CC
although_CS
the_DT
real_JJ
plot_NN
in_IN
his_PP$
new_JJ
project_NN
the_DT
winslow_JJ
boy_NN
is_BEZ
slightly_RB
more_DT
conspicuous_JJ
than_CS
in_IN
some_DT
of_IN
his_PP$
other_JJ
endeavors_NNS
,_,
it_PP
is_BEZ
still_RB
a_DT
brilliantly_RB
complex_JJ
,_,
consistently_RB
riveting_JJ
motion_NN
picture_NN
about_IN
honor_NP
,_,
about_IN
sacrifice_NN
,_,
and_CC
about_IN
the_DT
difference_NN
between_IN
what_WDT
is_BEZ
commonly_RB
known_VBN
as_IN
justice_NN
and_CC
what_WDT
is_BEZ
right_JJ
._.
oh_UH
,_,
and_CC
it_PP
's_BEZ
rated_VBN
g_NN
._.
incidentally_RB
,_,
this_DT
is_BEZ
the_DT
first_OD
time_NN
that_CS
mamet_NN
has_HVZ
decided_VBN
to_IN
adapt_VB
someone_PN
else_RB
's_POS
work_NN
;_;
namely_RB
a_DT
play_NN
by_IN
terrence_NN
rattigan_NP
,_,
set_NN
in_IN
the_DT
19th_CD
century_NN
._.
he_PP
casts_VBZ
nigel_NP
hawthorne_NP
in_IN
the_DT
lead_NN
role_NN
as_IN
arthur_NP
winslow_NN
,_,
a_DT
rich_JJ
,_,
aging_JJ
man_NN
who_WP
finds_VBZ
out_RP
that_CS
his_PP$
5_CD
year_NN
old_JJ
son_NN
ronnie_NN
has_HVZ
been_BEN
kicked_VBN
out_RP
of_IN
the_DT
naval_JJ
academy_NN
for_IN
allegedly_RB
stealing_VBG
a_DT
5_CD
shilling_NN
postal_JJ
note_NN
._.
"_"
did_DOD
you_PP
do_DO
it_PP
?_?
"_"
he_PP
asks_VBZ
his_PP$
boy_NN
._.
"_"
no_DT
father_NN
,_,
i_PP
didn't_DOD
,_,
"_"
ronnie_NN
answers_NNS
._.
that_CS
's_BEZ
enough_RB
for_IN
arthur_NP
,_,
who_WP
,_,
with_IN
his_PP$
oldest_JJS
daughter_NN
(_(
rebecca_NP
pidgeon_NN
)_)
,_,
immediately_RB
starts_VBZ
a_DT
crusade_NN
to_IN
bring_VB
his_PP$
son_NN
's_POS
case_NN
to_IN
court_NN
._.
they_PP
enlist_VB
the_DT
help_NN
of_IN
sir_NN
robert_NP
morton_NP
,_,
a_DT
notorious_JJ
attorney_NN
to_IN
help_NN
them_PP
achieve_VB
that_CS
formidably_RB
daunting_JJ
task_NN
._.
it_PP
all_PDT
seems_VBZ
fairly_RB
frivolous_JJ
,_,
and_CC
no_DT
matter_NN
how_WRB
you_PP
look_VB
at_IN
it_PP
,_,
the_DT
winslow_JJ
case_NN
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
the_DT
trial_NN
of_IN
the_DT
century_NN
._.
but_CC
arthur_NP
is_BEZ
determined_VBN
to_IN
keep_VB
his_PP$
family_NN
's_POS
word_NN
clean_JJ
and_CC
he_PP
is_BEZ
willing_JJ
to_TO
go_VB
quite_RB
far_RB
to_IN
make_NN
sure_JJ
of_IN
that_DT
._.
soon_RB
enough_RB
,_,
sir_NN
robert_NP
morton_NP
along_IN
with_IN
the_DT
rest_NN
of_IN
the_DT
country_NN
becomes_VBZ
equally_RB
wrapped_VBN
up_RP
in_IN
the_DT
proceedings_NNS
._.
so_RB
do_DO
we_PP
._.
all_PDT
david_NP
mamet_NN
does_DOZ
for_IN
the_DT
script_NN
is_BEZ
tighten_VB
and_CC
hone_VB
the_DT
dialogue_NN
,_,
but_CC
his_PP$
style_NN
is_BEZ
still_RB
fairly_RB
apparent_JJ
._.
the_DT
characters_NNS
still_RB
talk_VB
in_IN
his_PP$
trademark_NN
staccatto_NN
lines_NNS
and_CC
there_EX
is_BEZ
still_RB
tension_NN
present_JJ
in_IN
conversations_NNS
that_CS
no_DT
ordinary_JJ
writer_NN
would_MD
be_BE
able_JJ
to_TO
make_VB
tense_JJ
._.
but_CC
this_DT
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
mamet_NN
's_MD
norm_NN
,_,
and_CC
it_PP
's_BEZ
refreshing_JJ
to_TO
see_VB
mamet_NN
deviate_VB
from_IN
his_PP$
world_NN
of_IN
crooks_NNS
,_,
gangsters_NNS
as_IN
con_NN
men_NNS
,_,
wonderful_JJ
as_IN
those_DT
films_NNS
were_BED
._.
nigel_NP
hawthorne_NP
's_POS
performance_NN
is_BEZ
nearly_RB
flawless_JJ
._.
his_PP$
delivery_NN
is_BEZ
that_CS
of_IN
a_DT
dignified_JJ
yet_RB
not_XNOT
pompous_JJ
man_NN
who_WP
seems_VBZ
to_IN
be_BE
getting_VBG
beaten_VBN
at_IN
his_PP$
own_DT
game_NN
._.
we_PP
pity_VB
the_DT
man_NN
,_,
but_CC
we_PP
also_RB
like_IN
him_PP
._.
rebecca_NP
pidgeon_NN
,_,
david_NP
mamet_NN
's_POS
wife_NN
,_,
who_WP
gave_VBD
a_DT
fairly_RB
awful_JJ
performance_NN
in_IN
the_DT
spanish_JJ
prisoner_NN
is_BEZ
at_IN
the_DT
top_NN
of_IN
her_PP$
game_NN
here_RB
as_IN
arthur_NP
's_POS
oldest_JJS
daughter_NN
,_,
a_DT
flailing_JJ
feminist_NN
who_WP
gives_VBZ
her_PP$
all_PDT
to_TO
the_DT
winslow_JJ
case_NN
as_IN
a_DT
way_NN
for_IN
making_VBG
up_RP
for_IN
her_PP$
lack_NN
of_IN
success_NN
in_IN
the_DT
women_NNS
's_POS
suffrage_NN
movement_NN
._.
the_DT
winslow_JJ
boy_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
wonderful_JJ
movie_NN
that_CS
avoids_VBZ
cliches_NNS
such_DT
as_IN
a_DT
seemingly_RB
inevitable_JJ
courtroom_NN
scene_NN
and_CC
shoots_NNS
higher_RBR
--_???
it_NN
wants_VBZ
to_IN
make_NN
a_DT
real_JJ
impact_NN
rather_RB
than_CS
a_DT
phony_NN
one_CD
._.
be_BE
honest_JJ
:_:
did_DOD
you_PP
feel_VB
anything_PN
profound_JJ
at_IN
or_CC
after_IN
the_DT
courtroom_NN
scenes_NNS
in_IN
films_NNS
like_IN
a_DT
time_NN
to_IN
kill_NN
?_?
if_CS
you_PP
wanted_VBD
to_IN
but_CC
didn't_DOD
,_,
this_DT
is_BEZ
a_DT
movie_NN
for_IN
you_PP
._.
it_PP
is_BEZ
the_DT
epitome_NN
of_IN
subtlety_NN
:_:
it_PP
's_BEZ
powerful_JJ
without_IN
being_BEG
too_RB
emotional_JJ
,_,
sad_JJ
without_IN
even_RB
trying_VBG
to_IN
be_BE
depressing_JJ
._.
david_NP
mamet_NN
can_MD
churn_VB
out_RP
some_DT
great_JJ
scripts_NNS
,_,
but_CC
in_IN
this_DT
movie_NN
he_PP
proves_VBZ
to_IN
those_DT
who_WP
ever_RB
doubted_VBD
it_PP
once_RB
and_CC
for_IN
all_PDT
that_DT
he_PP
is_BEZ
a_DT
hell_NN
of_IN
a_DT
director_NN
too_RB
._.
he_PP
is_BEZ
almost_RB
a_DT
national_JJ
treasure_NN
._.
his_PP$
films_NNS
deserve_VB
their_PP$
own_DT
genre_NN
._.
?_?
137_CD
eugene_NP
novikov_NP
&_???
#_???
137_CD
;_;