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23 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Just My Luck (2006)

The relation of luck to popularity, success, victory, and happiness is all a "look," it seems, an illusion that allows you to resign to the fact that you'll never live Lohan's life.

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22 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Syrian Bride (2006)

The Syrian Bride, like Walk on Water and the Oscar-nominated Paradise Now, is part of the optimistic Israeli New Wave in filmmaking, these days. And it's well worth watching.

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22 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Libertine (2004)

Rochester is "a beaten man," observes writer-director Laurence Dunmore, "Whilst he sort of knee-jerks the defiance."

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21 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Silent Hill (2006)

"It was Christophe's vision that Rose is very much a normal person in this un-normal world," says Radha Mitchell.

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16 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Cemetery Man (1993)

Cemetery Man takes the inherent silliness of walking rotting corpses and adds the existential nightmare of a hero who can't tell the difference between the living and the dead.

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15 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Inside Man (2006)

Appearing in tight shots, the grainy hi-def digital exacerbating their complexities, the interviewees are traumatized or performative, sometimes both.

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14 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Brick (2005)

"When you are a teenager," says Rian Johnson, "When you are in that world, you don't have that [adult] perspective. And in a subjective way, [high school is] the most serious time in your life."

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Queer Duck: The Movie (2006)

Queer Duck's gayness cannot be suppressed, not even by a chesty show tune-singing diva or a homophobic evangelist.

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Shakespeare Behind Bars (2005)

Hard truths, hard times. Prisoners find revelation, redemption, and forgiveness in the words and wisdom of Shakespeare.

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10 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Find Me Guilty (2006)

All dressed up but not much to say.

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9 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Touch the Sound: A Sound Journey With Evelyn Glennie (2004)

A beautiful, interesting but somewhat shapeless collage on the subject of sound.

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8 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Room 6

Room 6 is the kind of movie that gives the horror genre a black eye.

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7 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Sisters (2005)

Hope, delayed. A painful, poignant adaptation of everyday life.

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7 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Dont Come Knocking (2006)

A vivid, genuine exploration of a hell-raiser entering his twilight years apologetically and with an open heart.

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4 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie (1994)

As a newcomer to anime and a skeptic of the video game movie genre, I was stunned at my enjoyment of this film.

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3 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Imagine Me & You (2005)

Heck's heartbreak, the most resonanting aspect of this film, is not necessarily a bad thing, but it sure does drain the piss out of Luce and Rachel's final, loving, lesbian embrace.

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2 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

V for Vendetta (2006)

"He's a pretty complex man," says Hugo Weaving of V. "He's been imprisoned and tortured and abused mentally and physically... and then burnt in fire."

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Phi Ta Khon: Ghosts of Isan (2006)

The audience is in the position of an uninformed observer; like a tourist who wanders in... doesn't the language, just drifts around... sometimes feeling thrilled, occasionally feeling bored.

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1 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Joe Dirt (2001)

Joe's unflappable nature in the face of constant rejection and torture is what is supposed to make him a hero, his attitude embodied in his oft-repeated personal slogan, "Life is a garden: dig it."

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28 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Rude Boy (1979)

Rude Boy does little more than remind us of the Clash's greatness; as such, it's a cinematic failure but a musical necessity.

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