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27 Jul 2007 // 2:30 AM

No Reservations (2007)

That No Reservations can't imagine an alternative life for Kate makes all the energetic food-loving seem a little sad -- more sublimation than revelation.

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26 Jul 2007 // 4:55 AM

Zeta-Jones and Eckhart dish about ‘No Reservations’

"Though there are times," she laughs, "when I just ... can't ... help but steal that last chicken nugget off their plate."

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25 Jun 2007 // 12:30 AM

You Kill Me (2007)

While he's largely unsocialized, having spent so much time alone, murdering people, and, lately, drinking, Frank does evince a weird charm.

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Monkey Business (Part 4: August)

In past years, Hollywood purposely counter programmed these renowned Cineplex dog days, trying to offset the perception that cinematic scraps were all the studios had to offer. From the look of this lame list, it's apparently back to the filmic fridge for some patently warmed over offerings.

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Monkey Business (Part 3: July)

Finally, a month with only one remaining series contender. All wizard based Potter-y aside, this will be the most tenuous time for the business called show. After a strong start, the eccentric collection of entertainments here could make or break this potentially record shattering motion picture season.

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1 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Brando

Brando is most original and inspiring when it looks at Brando's other work. As Bobby Seale remembers, "If I said, 'Constitutional democratic civil human rights,' I mean, it lit him up."

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Gandhi (25th Anniversary Edition) (1982)

The filmmakers tend to aestheticize, rather than dramatize, Gandhi's politics, but despite its superficialities, Gandhi remains eminently watchable a quarter of a century after its original release.

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3 Mar 2007 // 2:17 AM

‘Zodiac’ filmmaker David Fincher recalls wave of panic

The phrase “From the director of `Seven’” conjures up a certain expectation, especially when it’s plastered on the posters for “Zodiac,” a movie about

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2 Mar 2007 // 6:10 AM

David Fincher talks ‘Zodiac’

“So, which side are you on? ” asks director David Fincher, beginning the interview with a question. “Which side of what?” “The length of the movie.

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2 Mar 2007 // 4:30 AM

Zodiac (2007)

David Fincher's excellent new movie winds clues and pursuits into an intriguing, often witty mix of causes and effects. In so doing, it rejiggers the police procedural.

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The PopMatters ‘Short Ends & Leader’ Spring Film Preview

In order to separate the worthy from the worthless, PopMatters' "Short Ends & Leader" editor is highlighting 10 new films he's looking forward to this spring.

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25 Feb 2007 // 6:08 AM

At long last, Martin Scorsese will win his Oscar

There’s a reputation on the line tonight. No, it’s not Martin Scorsese’s. His rep could hardly be polished any brighter. In question

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21 Feb 2007 // 8:59 PM

Shallow Graves

Martin Scorsese's hotly tipped Oscar fave, The Departed, plumbs the depths of the psychological and sociological motives of violence, loyalty, and duty.

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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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8 Dec 2006 // 4:00 AM

Blood Diamond (2006)

The movie can't seem to get out of its own way, relying on melodramatic clichés to make complex political observations.

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6 Nov 2006 // 9:40 PM

Directed by John Ford

Ford's brusque manner is well known, inspiring equal parts fear, respect, and awe among the many interviewees assembled for this look-back at his career and reputation.

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6 Oct 2006 // 2:00 AM

The Departed (2006)

The Departed's understanding of identity is deeply rooted in place and culture -- South Boston, Irish Catholicism, masculine rituals.

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His career ambitions were pretty much fulfilled, says Leonardo DiCaprio, when Martin Scorsese called him to talk about playing Howard Hughes in 2004’s “The Aviator.” “

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The rumors emanating from the set of “The Departed,” Martin Scorsese’s remake of the 2002 Hong Kong crime thriller “Infernal Affairs,” had Jack Nicholson doing

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22 Sep 2006 // 2:50 AM

All The Kings Men (2006)

As the designated observer of his friend's decline, not to mention a reporter by vocation, Jack's lack of insight or anticipation also looks a bit silly.

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Saul Williams Commands Attention at Summerstage (Photos + Video)

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"Saul Williams played a free, powerful Summerstage show ahead of his appearance at Afropunk this weekend.

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