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  • Also on the bill is Don Siegel's "Charley Varrick," with Mr. Baker as a demented and highly self-amused hit man tracking master thief Walter Matthau.

    Watching in Another Dimension

  • The onscreen Loy that most of us cherish is captured in that self-amused assessment.

    The Queen of Comity

  • She somehow manages to be impetuous, cheeky, sensitive, shy, smug, erotically combustible and self-amused, all at the same delirious time.

    Singing Into Retirement

  • “I am the uninvited,” the voice replies, self-amused.

    When Rose Wakes

  • The film at hand is Claude Chabrol's Comedy of Power, wherein Isabelle Huppert's workaholic avenging angel, dangerously underfed and self-amused, is fabulously, pathologically invulnerable - even as the murder threats pour in.

    GreenCine Daily: DVDs, 5/8.

  • Mr. Fraser hits a silly symphony of right notes; he's lightly amused by the preposterous surroundings, but never self-amused.

    Two winners, one dud

  • I usually don't have much use for Time Out New York, what with its vacuous, trend-sucking content, buzz-word journalism and general tone of wise-ass, self-amused, hipster irreverence.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • Landis may have directed AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, but his bright and snappy, freshly-acted, self-amused style of direction stands at odds with the basic tenets of the genre.

    MASTERS OF HORROR: A New Season

  • It was love at first time with the double-backed beast for both of these starry eyed self-amused stars, so Justin's pimples bursted and blended with Britney's bursted pimples, but no baby came from this exchange of liquid fluids.

    Hall of Crooked Fame

  • George, a winner, also had a mocking notion of victory, and there frequently was not a little self-amused irony in his cool patrician tone.

    The Last Gentleman

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