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Part 3: The Sixth Sense to  Fight Club (August - October 1999)

Films that have left a lasting impression on their creators (M. Night Shyamalan, Sam Mendes, David Fincher) make up the majority of Part Three of our Films of 1999 overview.

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American Experience: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln tracks the converging paths of the president and his killer, then tracks and draws connections between their last journeys, in the forms of Lincoln's funeral train route and Booth's desperate efforts to escape.

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23 Sep 2008 // 10:59 PM

Married Life

Moving slowly and accompanied by a hushed Pierce Brosnan narration, the movie is buttoned-up to a fault, never closer than tongue-near-cheek.

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Dark comic turn in ‘Married Life’ marks a departure for Chris Cooper

The strong cheekbones, the deliberative, world-weary line delivery: Almost everything about Chris Cooper suggests a damaged sense of decency. Which makes him the perfect actor

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13 Mar 2008 // 2:59 AM

Fast chat with ‘Married Life’ star Patricia Clarkson

The next time anyone mentions the alleged lack of roles for actresses of a certain age, say this name like a mantra: Patricia Clarkson. The 4

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6 Mar 2008 // 2:37 AM

Married Life

Richard's narration is exceptionally insidious, which makes Married Life at once fascinating and routine.

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9 Nov 2007 // 2:47 AM

Today’s foreign wars are Hollywood hell

This is not your grandfather’s war. This war is unpopular and controversial, seemingly endless. But that hasn’t stopped Hollywood from releasing a series

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11 Oct 2007 // 3:27 AM

A new script for Hollywood war movies

Anti-war demonstrators storm the Pentagon in the movie “Across the Universe.” A career soldier protests the Iraq conflict in “In the Valley of Elah.” The

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Hollywood goes to war: Mainstream movies focus on Iraq, terrorism

Writer Matthew Michael Carnahan makes a living pounding out movie scripts, where flights of fantasy and retreats from reality are the daily stock in trade.

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28 Sep 2007 // 2:30 AM

The Kingdom

Boasting charismatic stars and a topical focus on terrorism, the film adds one more cagey detail -- a hint of moral challenge to its own thrills-and-chills violence.

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Primo Levi’s Journey (La Strada di Levi)

Davide Ferrario's Primo Levi's Journey traces the writer's passage again, pondering a world in flux, resilient and persistent, fearsome and familiar.

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16 Feb 2007 // 2:00 AM

Breach (2007)

Eric has his Hanssenesque moments, proud of being able to "read" his man, but the film makes their differences more pronounced than their similarities. While Eric adheres to a moral code familiar in spy movies, Hanssen remains slippery.

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4 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

Capote (2005)

As Miller and Kimmel finish one another's sentences and demonstrate a charming sort of sync, the artists here suggest how Capote came to be such a tight, complex, and elegant film.

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4 Nov 2005 // 1:00 AM

Jarhead (2005)

Jarhead doesn't lose sight of this basic truth of war. More effective weapons only deepen its despair.

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25 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Capote (2005)

Capote reveals the dangers of journalism in search of authenticity and based in intimacy. It also reveals the monster Capote sees in himself -- or more accurately, the monster the movie sees him seeing.

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2 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

Silver City (2004)

Dickie Pilager embodies U.S. political-corporate mythology, the 'shining city on a hill' reduced to basic elements.

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17 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

Silver City (2004)

It's easy to make assumptions about a political candidate named Dickie Pilager.

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24 Jul 2003 // 1:00 AM

Seabiscuit (2003)

Engaging viewers emotionally, in a way that the rest of the summer's car chases and explosions can't even imagine doing, the racing scenes create an exhilarating rhythm for Seabiscuit's story.

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28 May 2003 // 1:00 AM

Adaptation

Careens between fiction and confession, repetition and revelation.

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6 Dec 2002 // 1:00 AM

Adaptation

Careens between fiction and confession, repetition and revelation.

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Country Fried Rock: Drivin' N' Cryin' to Be Inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame

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""If Drivin' N' Cryin' sounded as good in the '80s as we do now, we could have been as big as Cinderella." -- Kevn Kinney

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