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Village Voice

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The film makes no more or less sense than Ridley Scott's Legend or Jim Henson's Labyrinth, and in fact has a creaky, blue-gel '80s-ness to it, but for many, keeping up with Miike's cranked output is an end in itself.
Posted Jun 27, 2006
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Rank (2006)
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Room (2006)
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Waist Deep (2006)
For its ever shifting attitudes toward men, women, and murder, Waist Deep is one of the sloppiest movies ever to reach the screen.
Posted Jun 27, 2006
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Strangers With Candy regularly lampoons junkie-reparation melodramas and after-school specials, but with so little focus it's never clear what the film, or even Sedaris's vaudeville buffoon incarnation, is supposed to be parodying.
Posted Jun 27, 2006
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There is magic in these intimate passion plays, which are filled with sloppy, loving detail and are mounted without a hint of pretension. Each banal moment becomes achingly gorgeous.
Posted Jun 21, 2006
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Two Drifters (2006)
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Tokyo Drift is a subculture in search of a compelling story line, and Black's leaden performance makes you pine for the days of Paul Walker.
Posted Jun 20, 2006
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The film, set in September 2002, employs 9-11 as a thematic crutch, positing the attacks as little more than a backdrop for its characters' other, infinitely less significant woes.
Posted Jun 20, 2006
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Although the Tiptons are ultimately unbroken after two years in prison camp, The Road to Guantánamo is one of the most oppressive accounts of life in a military detention.
Posted Jun 20, 2006
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The 27-year-old filmmaker's command of film language is evident and his evocation of postwar trauma is haunting.
Posted Jun 20, 2006
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Larry Clark's latest finds the grizzled shock-meister in a thoughtful mode and a mellow mood.
Posted Jun 20, 2006
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From the beginning Yamada's movie, made in 2004, looks and feels more like a John Ford western than any other Asian film I've ever seen.
Posted Jun 20, 2006
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Uncut (2006)
The movie's ultimately less interested in subversion than in sophomoric gimmickry.
Posted Jun 13, 2006
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Nacho Libre (2006)
[It] isn't an entirely unpleasant experience, which is to say it doesn't feel as though it's worn out its welcome before the second reel. It takes slightly longer before its gears begin to slip and its jokes begin to wear and its laughs begin to fade.
Posted Jun 13, 2006
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The Outsider (2006)
Among the great docs about moviemaking.
Posted Jun 13, 2006
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It's been a long time since a movie got this much comic mileage out of the devalued reaction shot.
Posted Jun 13, 2006
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Loverboy (2006)
initially plays as a deranged sex comedy
Posted Jun 13, 2006
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Wrongheaded and bizarrely outrageous.
Posted Jun 13, 2006
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Going Under (2006)
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This genial doc sprinkles Reagan and Nixon soundbites over its vintage stash of C&C clips for a suitably fuzzy squint at America from '69 to the buzzkill present.
Posted Jun 13, 2006
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It's slick homogeneity, co-produced by Salles and co-funded by the Brazilian petroleum giant Petrobras, of a kind that commonly finds U.S. distribution while far better, riskier, more memorable films on the international table are ignored.
Posted Jun 13, 2006
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Wordplay (2006)
Wordplay has no subject, finally, besides the puzzle you could be solving instead.
Posted Jun 13, 2006
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There would never be another Lulu -- nor will there ever be.
Posted Jun 13, 2006
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Revoloution (2006)
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The Heart of the Game is a sweet, engaging journey with the Roosevelt Roughriders, whose kindly coach encourages the girls to snarl like wolves and devour like lions.
Posted Jun 6, 2006
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Painfully literal/ironic soundtrack choices add to the general unpleasantness, and the nods to Fassbinder's great In a Year of 13 Moons only emphasize what this scattershot satire most decidedly is not.
Posted Jun 6, 2006
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Autumn (2006)
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Fatih Akin's rich documentary follow-up, Crossing the Bridge, digs deeper into Istanbul's musical and social history.
Posted Jun 6, 2006
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Cars (2006)
What ultimately redeems Cars from turning out a total lemon is its soul. Lasseter loves these animated inanimate objects as though they were kin, and it shows in every beautifully rendered frame.
Posted Jun 6, 2006
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Keillor's modest subservience to Altman's group dynamic feels downright gallant, and in the context of the veteran director's most humanistic movie by a wide margin, it certainly has its rewards.
Posted Jun 6, 2006
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The Omen (2006)
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All in all, the movement turned out to be a godsend for Rio natives, but the film is merely a pep rally.
Posted May 31, 2006
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Stagedoor (2006)
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La Tropical (2001)
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The cinematic equivalent to a ribbon magnet, The War Tapes reaps festival awards while less tunnel-visioned docs (like Laura Poitras's My Country, My Country) go undistributed. So much for dissenting media channels.
Posted May 30, 2006
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[The film] matter-of-factly enters the mosques, homes, shrine rooms, personal spaces, and neighborhoods of Muslim martyrs, probing the suicide bomber paradigm as it grew out of the Iranian Revolution and became a global phenomenon.
Posted May 30, 2006
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The Break-Up (2006)
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Spread the word: This delirious import is the most (maybe the only) fun action movie of the summer.
Posted May 30, 2006
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Coastlines (2006)
Nuñez's idea of the characters' ordinariness translates to flavorlessness, and he lights and shoots his scenes with a high schooler's care, often not even bothering to match up sight lines.
Posted May 30, 2006
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The King (2006)
A rather beautifully produced indie mix of melodrama, ethnographic detail, and modern Southern gothic.
Posted May 30, 2006