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Sunday, August 28 2011

'Rounders': Less Talk, More Action, Please

Since Rounders' original release, poker has crawled out of the damp basements: Cool Dudes like Chris Moneymaker have turned high-stakes poker tourneys into something like the new NASCAR.


Thursday, October 18 2007

You Kill Me

An alcoholic hit man is sent to San Francisco by his “family” to achieve sobriety. You Kill Me is another “mobster in therapy” movie, but with a fresh perspective.


Sunday, June 24 2007

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.


Sunday, January 29 2006

The Great Raid: The Director's Cut (2003)

Archive shots of broken, diseased, and starved bodies provide a devastating illustration of the history that drives the film's fictions.


Thursday, August 11 2005

The Great Raid (2003)

The relationship between heroism and villainy remains reductive, subjective, and devastatingly predictable.


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