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‘Animal Kingdom’: This Is Not Your PBS Nature Special

The Codys are nothing more than a contemporary embodiment of Australia's jailhouse origins.

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Tribeca Film Festival 2010: Memento – Tribeca Talks After the Movie

The Tribeca Film Festival revisits "this intellectually challenging film on its 10th anniversary” with a panel that featured special guests from both "science and screen".

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An adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Road will be released on October 16th in theaters. The film stars Viggo Mortenson,

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Summer of Same: July 2009

In a rare attempt at novelty, July jets along with only Harry Potter and the Ice Age crew sampling continuing series spoils. The rest provide unknown pleasures.

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OMG - The 20 Worst Films of 2008

There's bad, and then there's 2008 level bad. You know this list is looking down into a deep dark bottomless pit of cinematic despair when Mike Myers' shameful Love Guru didn't even make the Top 20!

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24 Dec 2008 // 1:00 AM

Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories lumbers, repeating plot points and jokes, meandering from scene to scene and seeming to forget where it was headed.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: December 2008

Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.

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Don Cheadle likes to be surprised, so he looks for a diversity of roles

If you say “John Wayne,” you know what you’re getting. If you say “Don Cheadle,” prepare to be surprised. “I didn’t get into

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27 Aug 2008 // 1:38 AM

Traitor

While the film appears at first to be complicating the definition of "traitor," it's not long before the potential meanings are reductive and literal.

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3 Apr 2007 // 4:00 AM

oFirst Snow (2006)

Any movie that finds a place for the remarkable Jackie Burroughs begins with bonus points.

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19 Feb 2007 // 12:00 AM

Factory Girl (2006)

Part breathless, part exhausted, the movie offers up a gossipy interpretation of Edie Sedgwick's life and death.

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The Pay Off: The Best Film of 2006

For many of the movies on PopMatters' 2006 list of the year's best films, it is clear that a heavy personal and professional stake was riding on the final product.

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26 May 2006 // 2:00 AM

The Proposition (2005)

Nick Cave's The Proposition blends equal parts Walkabout and Sergio Leone's grim atmospherics to illustrate the brutality of imperialism.

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26 May 2006 // 2:00 AM

The Proposition (2005)

Signaling death and dryness, the flies also mark transitions from one location to another: everywhere, it seems, someone is dead or dying.

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13 May 2004 // 12:00 AM

A Slipping-Down Life (2004)

You're left wondering just what Evie sees in Drum, except that abstract backwardsness that she's inscribed in herself.

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26 Jun 2003 // 12:00 AM

The Hard Word (2002)

Cue sign of suspicion, that is, the frame lingers on Dale's dour face through car window.

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7 Mar 2002 // 2:00 PM

The Time Machine (2002)

[In 'The Time Machine',] Alexander decides to go look for an answer, but going into the future (why, we'll never know).

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The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)

It's exceedingly good to see Luis Guzmán looking so vibrantly out of place in Kevin Reynolds' 'The Count of Monte Cristo'.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Rules of Engagement (2000)

Two years ago, many critics praised Saving Private Ryan as a new kind of war film that brought the horrors of war home with an unprecedented, visceral intensity..

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Counterbalance: The Avalanches' 'Since I Left You'

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"Get a drink, have a good time now. Welcome to paradise, and read all about the 305th most acclaimed album of all time. An Australian plunderphonics pioneer is this week’s Counterbalance.

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