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Robert De Niro is one of the greatest actors of this or any generation, but while that’s a definite fact, his roles of late have seemed to serve as more of a greatest hits tour, relying on his well-known facial ticks and thick New York accent to get by rather than sinking his teeth into some truly juicy roles. And although he was nominated for an Oscar for his work in “Silver Linings Playbook,” I found his work in that particular film a shadow of his past performances. That said, watching the 70-year-old De Niro fully inhabit the character of Ben Whittaker in the new comedy “The Intern” was one of the most enjoyable experiences I’ve recently had in a movie theater. Continue reading