Picks and Pans Review: Why I Love Wild Bill

updated 10/20/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/20/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

What makes Bill Murray's recent career so fascinating—his latest, City of Ember (below), didn't screen in time for review—is its inconsistency. He flits, seemingly effortlessly, between wacky cameos in fluff like Get Smart and ruminative explorations of middle-aged melancholia in small gems like Lost in Translation and Rushmore. I say, the more Murray, the merrier.

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