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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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27 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Blue Iguana (1988)

Holloway walks a fine line between action hero and total cheeseball. He charms women as easily as he guns down bad guys, and never sullies his clothes.

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26 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Garden (2005)

Forget Sisyphus endlessly pushing that rock up the hill. Imagine having to listen to a gravel-voice Devil read from his own copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul until the end of time.

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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

Historians and pulp comic fans knew their story, but most didn't. The enduring image of the affable outlaws was born in this classic 1969 film. That the story is fairly true to life is even more remarkable.

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One Bright Shining Moment: The Forgotten Summer of George McGovern (2005)

It's alarming, and not a little heartbreaking, that George McGovern's call for taking responsibility and acknowledging mistakes remains relevant to this day.

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21 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

ATL (2006)

Chris Robinson says of Atlanta, "It's got a very negative history that it's trying to rewrite. It's a city in transition. I wanted Atlanta to definitely be a character that you can feel."

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