The anomie of suburban life has been done to death in American cinema, but American Beauty is a bitterly funny…
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Over the years the POW film has proved to be a surprisingly fertile genre, one that might stand alone in…
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Birthday Girl flies by so quickly that you barely break a sweat during it. Jez Butterworth’s comedy-thriller is little more…
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How much you like Final might well depend on your feelings for Denis Leary. Less an actor than a marketable…
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Before you pay good money to sit through Gary Fleder’s Impostor, try to picture what Blade Runner would’ve looked like…
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Anyone who’s thinking about going to see Monster’s Ball might consider taking a psychic along, because only a mind-reader will…
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For a couple of weeks in early 1960, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and the rest of the Rat Pack moonlighted…
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Kubrick called his light 2001: A Space Odyssey, and the comparison to an omnipotent creator would be presumptuous if it…
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David Atkins’ Novocaine would have made a dazzling debut 10 or 15 years ago. It’s still a good film—intelligently cast,…
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The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition (1998), Caroline Alexander, Frank Hurley (Photographer) Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage (1999), Alfred Lansing South:…
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CB radios and a lot of other moldy devices make a comeback in John Dahl’s Joy Ride. This thriller, about…
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Rock Star is about a dreamer who’s punished by having his dreams come true. It’s a repressive idea that only…
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