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Features

Monday, September 8 2008

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.


Reviews

Wednesday, February 4 2009

Righteous Kill

This movie boasts a tired and generic script and achieves a weird sort of harmonic convergence of forgetablilty.


Thursday, September 11 2008

'Righteous Kill': Attacked on All Sides

Righteous Kill uses Karen (Carla Gugino) both to critique the male cops' sense of self-righteousness and be the victim.


Thursday, April 17 2008

88 Minutes

In 88 Minutes, Gramm's carelessness is increasingly annoying, less a characterization than a function of slack scripting.


Blogs

Thursday, September 11 2008

'Kill' is Substandard Suspense

Sometimes, an excess of talent can lead to very little in evidence. Put another way, you can overload a film with artistic aspirations, failing to


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