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Best Actor: Ben Foster Delivers in ‘The Messenger’

This year's best independent film happens to contain three of the year's finest performances. The unlikely trio of Samantha Morton, Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster shine in this war-themed drama.

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Natural Born Killers: The Director’s Cut

Stone's pedigree secure, the Hollywood maverick turned on the system itself; tarring sensationalism, public bloodlust, and judicial entropy, seemingly with the same brush.

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When Woody Harrelson received a copy of the screenplay for “Zombieland” last year, he stuffed it into his duffel bag of unread scripts and promptly

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15 May 2009 // 4:25 AM

Management

Jennifer Aniston is stuck, again.

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Summer of Same: May 2009

May's titles include the fourth films in two aging franchises, more Pixar perfection, and the reboot of a TV series from 40 years ago. And they say there are no new ideas.

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Part 1: The Thin Red Line to Star Wars Episode I (January - May 1999)

The first part of PopMatters' look back at the films of 1999 is bookended by the long awaited return of two cinematic auteurs of wildly different styles, Terrence Malick and George Lucas.

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26 Dec 2008 // 3:43 AM

Hollywood, race and the Age of Obama

Gook. Dragon lady. Swamp rats. These are but a few of the cringe-inducing racial epithets spewed by Clint Eastwood’s Walt Kowalski in “Gran Torino,”

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19 Dec 2008 // 1:00 AM

Seven Pounds

Equally afflicted by an old-school weepies affect and new-agey self-righteousness, Seven Pounds is by turns clumsy and overbearing.

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18 Dec 2008 // 7:59 PM

Exquisite Agony

This holiday season, Mickey Rourke (in The Wrestler) and Will Smith (Seven Pounds) suffer for all us sinners.

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Tearjerker Given a Post-Modern Make-Over in ‘Pounds’

If there is one genre that’s in desperate need of a post-modern make-over, it’s the tearjerker. Comedy gets retrofitted every few years, while

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19 Sep 2008 // 2:00 AM

Battle in Seattle

Even as various people try to "do their jobs" in Battle in Seattle, they are repeatedly boxed in by lack of information and lack of power.

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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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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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‘Transsiberian’ Serves Up Old School Suspense

The little lie begins the deceit. Soon, the lack of truth clouds everything - from love to legality. Within days, loyalties which once seemed firm

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How to play at being a villain: Bardem, Ledger reignite media interest in craft of acting

The verdict is nearly unanimous: As the Joker in “The Dark Knight,” Heath Ledger gives a great performance. But what exactly does that mean? As

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18 Jul 2008 // 1:00 AM

Transsiberian

Transsiberian makes provocative connections between external and internal states, the ways that composition can reveal character.

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11 Jun 2008 // 10:00 PM

Semi-Pro

It wouldn't hurt to keep Ferrell out of the locker room for a few years or more.

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24 Mar 2008 // 1:00 AM

The Grand

Werner Herzog plays The German. In another movie, this might be all you need to know.

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2 Mar 2008 // 8:59 PM

Semi-Pro

For viewers who are already tired of the Will Ferrell sports spoof, the new installment is more of the same. For those who love the films, it is also... more of the same.

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24 Feb 2008 // 3:19 AM

There will be confusion: Deliberately vague films leave critic cold

Walking out of a press screening of Paul Thomas Anderson’s “There Will Be Blood” in early November, I turned to a fellow critic in

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A Crooked and Unseen Highway: lowercase - "She Takes Me"

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"The newest Between the Grooves series tackles Lowercase's Kill the Lights, a great marriage of slowcore and post-punk: raw, angry, sullen, and very much alive almost 20 years later.

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