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Over the GW (2007)
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That the most powerful aspect of this story is described rather than shown is one of Ghosts' many mysteries. Another is Leth's remarkable access to his subjects.
Posted Jun 27, 2007
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The real intrigue has to do with whether McClane -- 'a Timex watch in a digital age,' per the lead baddie (Timothy Olyphant) -- can log in to 2007.
Posted Jun 27, 2007
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This is PG-rated proselytizing tinged with Al Gore self-righteousness, all with the narrative thrust of a film about the apocalypse starring Kirk Cameron.
Posted Jun 27, 2007
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Nearly three hours long, Lady Chatterley passes as swiftly as the summer shower. This is not so much a love story (and even less a story about love) than it is a movie of passionate loveliness.
Posted Jun 20, 2007
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Longing (2007)
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The film devolves into stilted-foreigner scenarios and self-help platitudes.
Posted Jun 20, 2007
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Nothing illustrates the monstrosity of globalized commerce more vividly than the lateral tracking shot that opens Jennifer Baichwal's mesmerizing documentary Manufactured Landscapes.
Posted Jun 20, 2007
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White Palms (2007)
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1408 (2007)
The horror wouldn't work without Cusack, who makes what could have been a rote acting exercise -- Be tough! Now angry! Now defensively funny! -- a cathartic ritual instead.
Posted Jun 20, 2007
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There's hardly a moment when Jolie is on-screen that you can't sense the presence of make-up artists and hair stylists hovering anxiously just off frame.
Posted Jun 20, 2007
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More than a vibrant experiment in ethnomusical cross-pollination, it's just great fun, tempered by loss but rippling with gusto.
Posted Jun 13, 2007
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Maybe Judd Apatow's comedies also flatter the maturity-impaired by making their 10th-grade hang-ups lovable, but Apatow doesn't leave you thinking less of the women who abide them.
Posted Jun 13, 2007
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Czech Dream (2003)
The filmmakers sometimes come off as smug jerks, but that doesn't mean they're wrong about the insidious impact of chain colonization, or the infernal effectiveness of something-for-nothing come-ons even in political pitches.
Posted Jun 13, 2007
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Fido (2007)
You think they're dead, these zombie-film parodies, but, one after another, they keep lumbering back.
Posted Jun 13, 2007
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Nancy Drew (2007)
Unavoidably arch but essentially playful in its wit, Nancy Drew neither wears out its welcome nor compromises its heroine.
Posted Jun 13, 2007
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Beethoven turns out to be like every obnoxious self-absorbed creative type you've ever met
Posted Jun 13, 2007
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A gorgeous gravestone for the Beat Generation's legacy of beautiful-loser chic.
Posted Jun 6, 2007
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A spectacle blatantly predicated on a smug gaggle of mega movie stars in boss threads ostentatiously having fun by pretending to steal the house's money, while actually taking yours.
Posted Jun 6, 2007
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A casually bleak and neatly structured ensemble comedy -- at once deadpan and bemused.
Posted Jun 6, 2007
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Falls too often into didactic post-game analysis for its delicate mysteries to retain their luster.
Posted Jun 6, 2007
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Chalk (2007)
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Miriam (2006)
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Gracie (2007)
Firing on all formulaic cylinders, Gracie is heavy with tidy meaning and mealy morality.
Posted May 29, 2007
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Mr. Brooks (2007)
Bloody disappointing.
Posted May 29, 2007
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Radiant City (2007)
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Crazy Love (2007)
That there's enough 'plot' in this bona fide melodrama to fill a dozen docs is conducive to the movie's near-total evasion of outside perspective.
Posted May 29, 2007
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Mala Noche (2007)
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Day Watch (2007)
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Knocked Up (2007)
It's a sincere meditation on adulthood, accountability, and fidelity -- and, yeah, getting high.
Posted May 29, 2007
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Amu (2006)
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Barry Lyndon (1975)
Stanley Kubrick's magisterial Thackeray adaptation now stands as one of his greatest and most savagely ironic films, not to mention one of the few period pieces on celluloid so transporting that it seems to predate the invention of cameras.
Posted May 23, 2007
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Golden Door (2007)
Emanuele Crialese's poetic tale of emigration at the turn of the 20th century follows an illiterate Sicilian farmer (Vincenzo Amato) and his family who, after seeing doctored photographs of money growing on trees, set their sights on America.
Posted May 23, 2007
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