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Part 2: The Virgin Suicides to The Blair Witch Project (May - August 1999)

In Part Two of our look at the most memorable films of 1999, we experience music, foul-mouthed mayhem, and a late, great auteur's final cinematic statement.

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The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008

Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.

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Iconic - The Top 20 Male Performances of 2008

Like the gladiators of old, 2008 resembles a battle of formidable acting gods, especially when looking over the 20 choices presented below. Indeed, if anything, choosing a winner requires more of a leap of faith than any amount of critical skill - they all were that good.

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Tough and Tender - The Top 20 Female Performances of 2008

Twenty talented ladies, 20 performances worthy of multiple little gold men. Unfortunately, as in all years, someone has to come out on top. But after looking over this impressive list, picking the preeminent turn of 2008 seems almost impossible.

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The Man Who Wasn’t There: Wrestling with Oliver Stone’s W. and the Enigma of George W. Bush

Stone doesn't "get" Bush’s true historical legacy (any more than the rest of us do in 2008), but he cannily realizes that, warts and all, Bush is an undeniably pivotal figure.

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31 Oct 2008 // 4:11 AM

Audiences turn a deaf ear to preachy Hollywood films

Used to be, going to the movies was a way to escape the bustle and stress of the real world for a couple of hours.

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W.

17 Oct 2008 // 3:00 AM

W.

The readymade caricature George Bush is as much a reflection of his moment as he is an occasion for Oliver Stone's latest stab at revisionist history.

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‘W.’ is Brilliant Political Theater

How did it happen? How did a man with limited governing skills, a track record of career calamities, a laundry list of personality (and parental)

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26 Sep 2008 // 7:53 AM

These ‘Nights’ are Nauseating

Chemistry is the key to a good onscreen romance. Remove this vital cog, and the entire cinematic machine sputters and dies, right? Well, that’s

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26 Sep 2008 // 3:00 AM

Nights in Rodanthe

In an alternative universe, Jean (Viola Davis) does have a story -- one that you'd rather be seeing as Nights in Rodanthe descends into mundane melodrama.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: October 2008

What studio suit thought this was a good idea? With four months to schedule your high priced efforts, you instead unload almost 30 overpriced pictures on an unsuspecting movie audience.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: September 2008

From wars both past and present to a number of nail-biting thrillers, September is sizing up as a potentially profitable one.

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Gone and Not Forgotten: The PopMatters DVD Wish List

A lot of good movies are still missing from DVD. Here is a list of 25 that PopMatters feels have been unceremoniously left to simply fade away.

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13 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

The Lisbon Bunch

Purposefully ending one's life is often seen as a last act of personal desperation. But in Jefferey Eugenides' poignant, bewitching novel, it may actually be a form of salvation.

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22 Apr 2007 // 10:58 PM

Freedom Writers (2007)

A sweet, well-intended film about the power of teachers and how the right motivation can inspire just about any student.

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5 Jan 2007 // 2:30 AM

Freedom Writers (2007)

Corny and contrived, Freedom Writers also argues for listening to teenagers. That alone makes it strange and even a little wonderful.

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Hilary Swank’s ‘Freedom Writers’ earns an ‘A’ for real

NEW YORK—In Freedom Writers, a drama based on the experiences of Erin Gruwell, a pre-law student’s desire to make a difference leads her

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14 Aug 2003 // 1:00 AM

Buffalo Soldiers (2001)

The soldiers rebel in trivial but telling ways, more often than not imitating the very systems they think they're bucking.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Vertical Limit (2000)

Forces of nature make for excellent movie villains. Twisters, storms at sea, icebergs, earthquakes, wild rivers full of snakes, volcanoes -- they're all big, bad, easily recognizable bullies, mainly because, by definition, they never pick on anyone their own size.

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The Virgin Suicides (1999)

And yet, for its many pleasures, I find myself conflicted in thinking about The Virgin Suicides.

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Call for Papers: Do You Believe in Life After Auto-Tune?

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"Which is better, Cher’s voice before or after Auto-Tune?

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