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Title/Year
Author
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Boy A (2007)
Crowley, his cast and the script constantly reveal new layers to the characters, preventing simple labels like 'hero' or 'villain.' These people are all cringingly human.
Posted Jul 24, 2008
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Kenny (2008)
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Meet Dave (2008)
Better than average but not worth phoning home about.
Posted Jul 17, 2008
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None of this is especially funny, though Rifkin has somehow managed to persuade a whole lot of women to get topless and vaguely hold our attention.
Posted Jul 10, 2008
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A cry of anguish not against Judaism itself but against fundamentalist adherence to the letter rather than the spirit of living well by doing good.
Posted Jul 10, 2008
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A stubbornly affecting drama that's strongest in its quieter moments.
Posted Jul 10, 2008
10
Zenovich's zeal exceeds her grasp.
Posted Jul 10, 2008
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Chris & Don (2007)
A charming, illuminating portrait of the complex and storied queer romance between Isherwood and Bachardy.
Posted Jul 3, 2008
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Hancock (2008)
A peculiar and occasionally charming poke in the ribs of the superman myth.
Posted Jul 3, 2008
13
Among the movieâ(TM)s many delights are the fluctuating rhythms of its pacing, an atmospheric volatility that sets off the doctorâ(TM)s blooming paranoia against his sunlit, leafy surroundings, and a terrific cast.
Posted Jul 3, 2008
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American Son (2008)
It may be the first Iraq war-related movie that can equally appeal to both left and right
Posted Jul 1, 2008
15
As a 2-D movie, or inevitable DVD, it probably fails. As a 3-D experience, though, it rocks.
Posted Jul 1, 2008
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...in a summer of billionaires with robot suits and nerdy scientists with rage issues, somehow the red-skinned demon who drinks beer in the shower is the big screen superhero I can relate to the most.
Posted Jun 29, 2008
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Sixty Six (2006)
It's cliched and gooey, but because it's English, and has Helena Bonham Carter in a rare non-gothy role, viewers may be fooled into thinking it's quirky. No.
Posted Jun 27, 2008
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Meet the filmmaker that [Tornatore] is today -- sadomasochistic fantasist, exploiter of women and cheesy Hitchcock imitator.
Posted Jun 26, 2008
19
By keeping the tone light and the players human (Steve Coogan has a nice turn as a greasy casino host), and never, ever romanticizing the addict, Finding Amanda comes by its heartbreak honestly.
Posted Jun 26, 2008
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Expired (2008)
Expired pretends to be a valentine to society's outcasts, but it's just one more indie comedy that mocks its characters while sucking up to its knowing audience.
Posted Jun 26, 2008
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Highly recommended. In a world where the Best Animated Feature Oscar were not basically owned by Disney and Dreamworks, it would be a deserving champion.
Posted Jun 25, 2008
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Fragments (2008)
A movie like this tends to come out at least once a year.
Posted Jun 25, 2008
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Choke (2008)
Honestly, this is like the anti-SEX AND THE CITY. I liked that movie, but if you're a dude who hated it and got dragged by your girlfriend anyway, this is the appropriate payback date film.
Posted Jun 24, 2008
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Baghead (2008)
The balance is weighted in favor of character-based laughs rather than scares, but the deadpan tone is maintained throughout
Posted Jun 23, 2008
25
Wanted (2008)
Angelina's first line in the movie is "You apologize too much." The movie itself never does
Posted Jun 20, 2008
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My Winnipeg (2007)

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Brick Lane (2008)
Sarah Gavron's tale of a young Bangladeshi woman unwillingly transplanted to London's East End is absorbing enough, moving enough and visually attractive enough to provide a perfectly acceptable night out at the movies.
Posted Jun 19, 2008
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Who needs paranoid thrillers when we have Russia's deathless gift for autocracy as plot material?
Posted Jun 19, 2008
30
Director Michael Skolnik's generically crafted documentary on the precarious conditions of Swaziland, last functioning monarchy in Africa, is a curious mixture of banality and revelation.
Posted Jun 19, 2008
31
Mike Myers likes ice hockey. He also likes Deepak Chopra, a little bit too much. So he pulled together a bit of hockey and a whole lot of Chopra and called it a plot.
Posted Jun 19, 2008
32
[I continue] to cling stubbornly to the dowdy notion that kids deserve better than a sugarcoated portrait of our past or, for that matter, our present.
Posted Jun 19, 2008
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Meet Bill (2008)
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Like most British realist dramas, When Did You Last See Your Father? is stuffed with team-player acting.
Posted Jun 5, 2008
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A film that views heterosexual relationships with the sensitivity of a beer commercial.
Posted Jun 5, 2008
37
The audience is herded from cliché to unintentional farce to insult-to-its-intelligence.
Posted Jun 5, 2008
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King fails to grasp what he once understood: When times are hard, you don't cry poverty. You step on the gas and give the audience a show.
Posted May 29, 2008
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Short Order (2008)
Aside from Vanessa Redgrave, who is quite poignant in a brief, ham-free cameo, the film's shallow cutesiness quickly starts to feel less like a salute to youthful optimism than a warning against romanticizing one's stunted emotional development.
Posted May 29, 2008
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Recount (2008)
Roach gets a lot of suspenseful mileage out of these ping-ponging reversals of fortune.
Posted May 27, 2008
42
War, Inc. (2008)
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Refusenik (2008)
[An] absorbing portrait of the refusenik movement of the 1960s and '70s.
Posted May 22, 2008
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Surfwise (2007)
A mesmerizingly ambivalent documentary about an itinerant family of Jewish surfer-dude health nuts.
Posted May 22, 2008
46
A tale as ploddingly familiar as it is good-looking and worth telling.
Posted May 22, 2008
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Reprise (2006)
A savage, funny, tender, tragic and strangely beautiful riff on being young and growing up in a broken world.
Posted May 15, 2008