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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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Dazed and Confused: Criterion Collection (1993)

Criterion's DVD appreciates the film itself, without trying too hard to analyze or understand it, thank god.

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Night Watch (Nochnoi Dozor) (2004)

These creatures are granted a simple choice: to do good, or bad.

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19 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

"The idea was to try to make the most real survival possible," says director Alexandre Aja, "Even if you're dealing with radioactive cannibal mutants."

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18 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Loved One (1965)

While much of the original outrage will fall flat on audiences raised on our current post-modern sense of mockery, there is still a great deal to enjoy in this early attempt at directorial dadaism.

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17 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Tsotsi (2005)

Director Gavin Hood says, "Tsotsi is literally on a track that he can't get off of, right down the center of the frame, with the city like a huge character that's indifferent behind him."

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17 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Day of the Animals (1977)

An excellent slice of schlock made even meatier by the pseudo-social message and the acting chops of those involved.

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14 Jul 2006 // 3:00 AM

The Omen (1976)

For many, The Omen represents the final film in Hollywood's unofficial 'Devil Trilogy', a look at the rising cultural interest in Satanism that began with Rosemary's Baby (1968), and blossomed with the genre classic The Exorcist (1973).

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13 Jul 2006 // 3:00 AM

Annapolis (2006)

Toward the end of 'achieving a balance' in the film, Justin Lin says, 'It was just basically a massage all the way through, from the writing to the production to the editing.'

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12 Jul 2006 // 3:00 AM

Electric Edwardians (1901)

The films of Electric Edwardians frequently indicate the broadening of the British Empire, in battles commemorated and colonialism championed.

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11 Jul 2006 // 3:00 AM

Winter Soldier (1972)

The men in Winter Soldier stepped forward, spoke truth to power, sought to expose policies and expectations that had gone terribly wrong.

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The Omen: 2 Disc Collector’s Edition (2006)

For many, The Omen represents the final film in Hollywood's unofficial 'Devil Trilogy', a look at the rising cultural interest in Satanism that began with Rosemary's Baby (1968), and blossomed with the genre classic The Exorcist (1973).

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Electric Edwardians: The Films of Mitchell and Kenyon (1901-1905) - PopMatters Film Review
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The films of Electric Edwardians frequently indicate the broadening of the British Empire, in battles commemorated and colonialism championed.

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10 Jul 2006 // 3:00 AM

Petulia (1968)

For its many commendable qualities -- qualities long recognized by a sizable cult of fans -- Petulia doesn't quite display cultural insight.

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7 Jul 2006 // 3:00 AM

We Jam Econo (2005)

If viewers of this film rush out in pursuit of Minutemen albums, the film will have accomplished its humble goal of paying tribute to one of the all-time great bands of the modern recording era.

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6 Jul 2006 // 3:00 AM

Why We Fight (2005)

Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson observes, 'I sometimes think many American leaders in civilian clothes would love to have Doberman pinschers whom they could release on eth world and then put back in their cages. They don't like the Dobermans to have PhDs and question their decisions.'

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