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The Last King of Scotland (2006)

That Nicholas is also capable of great horrors, specifically in that he lets others act it for him and gets away with it, makes him, at some level, even more troubling than Amin.

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22 Sep 2006 // 4:21 AM

Feast (2005)

The primary means of educing viewer dread and desire is a mix of flayed flesh, maggots, and insides turned out.

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22 Sep 2006 // 2:50 AM

All The Kings Men (2006)

As the designated observer of his friend's decline, not to mention a reporter by vocation, Jack's lack of insight or anticipation also looks a bit silly.

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22 Sep 2006 // 2:36 AM

Flyboys (2006)

The flyboys all have "issues" to resolve through their service. And so the war becomes the occasion for each to engage in a personal growth experience.

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22 Sep 2006 // 2:29 AM

Jackass: Number Two (2006)

Boys rule this universe, like they do so many others.

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15 Sep 2006 // 4:54 AM

The Black Dahlia (2006)

Why the detectives are obsessed with the murder is never clear, though it may have to do with the vacuum of a movie swirling around them: they've got nothing else to do.

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15 Sep 2006 // 3:28 AM

Gridiron Gang (2006)

During the first few moments of Gridiron Gang, the Rock appears as a specter of earnest moral resilience amid clanging doors and stark, forbidding spaces.

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15 Sep 2006 // 2:20 AM

Keeping Mum (2005)

The most enjoyable portions of the film mock Mary Poppins-style children's literature, whereby a goodhearted but lost family is set aright by a no-nonsense nanny.

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15 Sep 2006 // 2:09 AM

The Last Kiss (2006)

At last, a movie about men who can't commit and women who must.

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8 Sep 2006 // 3:20 AM

Hollywoodland (2006)

Simo is as self-inflating and lost as George Reeves, his heroism as flimsy and sad.

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The Protector (Tom yum goong) (2005)

Discrete in their aesthetics and tempos, the fight scenes do comprise a certain characterization, though not in usual sense.

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1 Sep 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Wicker Man (2006)

"Every time I turn my head," sputters Edward, "there's something that doesn't make any sense." Exactly.

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1 Sep 2006 // 1:00 AM

Crossover (2006)

Two best friends since childhood must come of age and in the process, redefine their friendship and save one another's necks.

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31 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Quiet (2005)

The Quiet makes the conventional observation that this "world" is instituted by adults, and also mirrored and prepared for in high school.

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30 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Reinas (Queens) (2005)

Manuel Gómez Pereira's Reinas (Queens) makes the current U.S. wrangling over same sex marriage look awfully provincial.

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29 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Beerfest (2006)

The troupe lacks a specific comic point of view -- not that one is required of a movie called Beerfest.

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25 Aug 2006 // 2:00 AM

Idlewild (2006)

Percy's a mortician, aware of the ways that bodies can be disfigured and rearranged, how life and death are performances for audiences.

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25 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Invincible (2006)

The hard-charging practice and game scenes take you onto the field and slam you into large, shoulder-padded men.

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25 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Edmond (2005)

Violence liberates Edmond from society's restraints, focuses him on fulfilling his own desires, makes him appealing to the opposite sex.

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How to Eat Fried Worms (2006)

'Puke has a mind of its own.' Issued by a kid named Plug, this assessment more or less summarizes the point of How to Eat Fried Worms.

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