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‘Something Wild’ Is a Film You Will Feel Was Made Just for You

Jonathan Demme’s unclassifiable oddball masterpiece finally gets the recognition it deserves from Criterion.

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12 Jun 2009 // 6:00 AM

Away We Go

Away We Go is breezy and summer-appropriate -- but its central couple still has problems.

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Summer of Same: June 2009

This month's "original" fare offers a take on a Sid and Marty Krofft classic, more battling seizure robots, and the retaking of '70s subway thriller. Everything old is new again.

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17 Apr 2009 // 6:10 AM

State of Play

In this new universe where facts are mutable and ends are means, so-called ethical triumphs can only be short-term.

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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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4 Oct 2008 // 4:47 PM

NEW YORK—Flushed and sweaty from his exertions, Daniel Radcliffe walked to the front of a Broadway stage and drank in the applause like an “

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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 // 2:38 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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17 Jul 2008 // 11:00 PM

Space Chimps

Lacking forward motion, Space Chimps turns itself in circles.

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: July 2008

And it just doesn't stop. If part two in this three-ring play was packed with well hyped product, July just keeps the receipt treats coming.

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30 Mar 2007 // 4:21 AM

The Lookout (2007)

Gordon-Levitt makes Chris' efforts to look at himself honestly seem quite complicated, a series of steps both typical and original.

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Jeff Daniels is an actor you can trust even when you don’t trust his characters. He’s believably smooth and edgy whether he’s

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13 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Infamous (2006)

When Truman quite gleefully describes his plan to use 'fictional techniques' to tell his nonfiction story, to shape the Clutter murders as an emblem of cultural malaise, Nelle insists on a knowable distinction between fact and fiction.

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The Squid and the Whale (2005)

As Noah Baumbach's film tracks Walt's slow evolution during the months surrounding his parents' divorce, it keeps something of a distance, wry and observant.

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Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)

Shot in exquisite black and white, George Clooney's portrait of Edward R. Murrow is partly reverential, partly probing.

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Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)

Simple, kind, honest, and unpatronising, Because of Winn-Dixie handles the friendship between Opal and her mutt quite perfectly.

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4 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Imaginary Heroes (2004)

Dan Harris's Imaginary Heroes keeps digging into Sandy's darkly-secreted past, producing revelations less surprising than wearisome.

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29 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

Ragtime (1981)

Profound as Coalhouse walker's story might be, Ragtime is about far more.

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12 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

Heartburn (1986)

In Heartburn, we're not privy to any clues that Mark might be the unfaithful party, even though we know it's a plot device coming down the track like a Metroliner.

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28 Feb 2003 // 1:00 AM

Gods and Generals (2002)

Avoids examining the underlying cause of the Civil War -- the South's terror of abolition -- and instead remembers the Confederacy as a noble army defending its 'homeland'.

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