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14 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

You, Me and Dupree (2006)

This impossible place -- most desired object and least elucidated subject -- makes Molly typical of the women in white guy romcoms.

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14 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

The OH in Ohio (2006)

The main problem with The OH in Ohio is that most of its hijinks seem cribbed from episodes of Sex and the City -- and we're talking Season Two.

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Only Human (Seres Queridos) (2004)

A kooky romantic comedy directed by a married couple -- Dominic Harari and Teresa Pelegri -- Only Human is also an increase-the-peace allegory.

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Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos (2006)

Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos is an adoring, disco-accompanied, bright-lighted look back at a brief moment when soccer was popular in the States.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)

Demented and punctuated by Depp's scowls and "oofs," Jack Sparrow's stunty bits are mostly amusing and sometimes even surprising.

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7 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Shooting Dogs (2004)

Based on a true story and co-written by a BBC journalist who worked in Rwanda during the genocide, the film is an absorbing meditation on what men do in dark times.

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7 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Heading South (Vers le sud) (2005)

With their newfound sexual empowerment gradually eroded by disillusionment, the women are finally predictable.

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6 Jul 2006 // 3:25 PM

A Scanner Darkly (2006)

Simultaneously strange and familiar, not himself, Bob lives inside an ooky, unsolvable world that mirrors our own ongoing fears, of surveillance, loss, and forgetting.

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6 Jul 2006 // 3:23 PM

A Scanner Darkly (2006)

The suits make for images so fascinating they feel nearly "addictive," appropriate given that the film is about (among other things), viewing, reality, and addiction.

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30 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Wassup Rockers (2005)

Though disaster is inevitable, the movie makes its point: the boys are cool, utterly and unstoppably.

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30 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

'You sold your soul the first time you put on that pair of Jimmy Choos.' So ascertains Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), editor-in-chief at Runway magazine, disdainful of her self-doubting assistant. And so she summarizes yet another tale of a little girl who finds corruption in the big city.

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Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man (2005)

Lian Lunson's concert documentary, Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man, works against itself, with too many gushing tributes and not enough Cohen.

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28 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Superman Returns (2006)

Superman has seen the aftermath of world destruction, and he's come back with a perspective not quite so boldly idealistic or pompously ideological.

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28 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Strangers with Candy (2006)

Jerri Blank repeatedly acts like a feral white trash child, a sort of spiteful id.

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26 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Waist Deep (2006)

"Save our streets! Save our streets!" So pronounce the earnest demonstrators who appear at the start of Waist Deep, their placards raised high, their faces showing frustration.

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23 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Click (2006)

While the movie's point is clear enough from frame one, it's so blatant and comes at such a high price that you feel mostly battered by its end.

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The Road to Guantánamo (2006)

The very illegibility of the movie's representational process, you imagine, approximates the assaults on the prisoners.

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22 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

The King (2005)

Though Elvis seems impelled by the memory of his dead Mexican mother and trained to deliver a certain calculated violence, his power is illusory.

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16 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Nacho Libre (2006)

On one hand another formulaic loutish white boy saga, it also undercuts that premise, at least intermittently, offering instead a vision of unregulatable, unanxious, unwhite masculinity.

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The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)

Part coming-of-age tale, part auto show, and part parade of girls in high school uniforms, Tokyo Drift also comes with inventive, lots-of-fun race scenes.

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