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“Asian mom torches spouse!“Provoked (2006)

By offsetting Women in Cages-style throw-downs with Malcolm X-like uplift, it is simultaneously strange and familiar, inspiring and annoying.

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Black Book (Zwartboek) (2006)

Broadly drawn and ballsy, the movie features horrendous violence and stupefying melodrama: it's WWII without the usual sober romance, the Greatest Generation meets Starship Troopers.

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11 May 2007 // 5:00 AM

Day Night Day Night (2006)

Quite brilliantly, Julia Loktev's movie never explains the suicide bomber or makes her strange in order to ease your own mind. Rather, it makes you nervous both for and about her.

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11 May 2007 // 3:00 AM

28 Weeks Later (2007)

The moral universe is intractably skewed in 28 Weeks Later, a film that works hard to reflect the world around it.

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11 May 2007 // 3:00 AM

Georgia Rule (2007)

Careless and predictable, Georgia Rule offers up the abuse victim's "sexy" acting out as alternately beguiling and blameworthy.

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11 May 2007 // 2:59 AM

The Ex (2007)

Zach Braff just gets more annoying by the minute. Braff brings what he always does -- a basic mopey charm, some sarcasm, even a rudimentary self-awareness.

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9 May 2007 // 3:00 AM

Away from Her (2006)

Both careful and contrived, Away from Her paints marriage as a series of losses, fulfillments, and compromises, infinitely rewarding and painful.

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8 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Lucky You (2006)

A good movie about poker, but only good enough to appeal to those who enjoy watching card games on TV.

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6 May 2007 // 4:00 PM

Ice Age (2002)

'Ice Age' is not quite as liberal as it might appear on the surface.

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4 May 2007 // 4:00 AM

Spider-Man 3 (2007)

The point of Spider-Man 3, underscored by all the posters, trailers, and buzz, is black Spidey.

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4 May 2007 // 2:59 AM

Civic Duty (2007)

Terrorism can make you crazy. Or more accurately, U.S. media hype about terrorism can drive you to believe.

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4 May 2007 // 2:58 AM

Waitress (2007)

Waitress celebrates all sorts of sincere and sometimes silly love -- friendship, romance, parental, and, no doubt, the love of pie.

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4 May 2007 // 2:00 AM

Lucky You (2006)

The cuts are obvious, the rhythms sluggish, and the dialogue redundant, as if the movie's afraid you've missed it the first time.

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2 May 2007 // 3:00 AM

Year of the Dog (2007)

Even as the film makes Peggy's life appear simple, the complexities she feels become clear in her responses to events that appear, at least at first, quite beyond her control.

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27 Apr 2007 // 3:00 AM

The Condemned (2007)

Where's Richard Dawson when you need him? The Condemned calls to mind the improbably campy Running Man, in which the game show host oversees a to-the-death contest featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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27 Apr 2007 // 3:00 AM

Next (2007)

The film doesn’t try to explain or rationalize its essential trick, but drops you rather perfunctorily into Cris' multiple dilemmas.

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23 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Hot Fuzz (2007)

Hot Fuzz is all about the guys. And who needs girls when you have guns?

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23 Apr 2007 // 2:00 AM

Fracture (2007)

Part police procedural, part courtroom hijinks, and part cunning murder plot, Gregory Hoblit's new movie brings the usual canards.

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20 Apr 2007 // 3:05 AM

Vacancy (2007)

The movie is 80 minutes of mostly entertaining tension, punctuated by violence engineered by a creep using criminally outdated technology.

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20 Apr 2007 // 3:00 AM

In the Land of Women (2007)

Ah, poor poor Carter. Will he emerge strengthened or diminished by his encounters in this faraway land?

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