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'To Die For'

April 19, 1998|Kenneth Turan

This memorable 1995 film isn't afraid of the dark. A smart black comedy that skewers America's fatal fascination with television and celebrity, it employs an unerring nasty touch to parody our omnipresent culture of fame. Nicole Kidman (pictured), director Gus Van Sant and screenwriter Buck Henry have joined forces to depict deliciously a creature of the media. Kidman turns in a perfectly pitched comic performance as a weathercaster on a cable access channel (Fox Tuesday at 8 p.m.)

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