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23 Mar 2007 // 5:29 AM

Reign Over Me (2007)

Even as it probes the difficulties of coping with loss and showcases Cheadle's remarkable capacity for compelling understatement, it also grants Sandler too much time to practice his seriosity in close-up.

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23 Mar 2007 // 5:28 AM

Shooter (2007)

While Swagger describes himself modestly, he's also one of those highly trained government instruments whose post-trauma mission in life is vengeance.

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23 Mar 2007 // 5:27 AM

TMNT (2007)

The CGI allows the Turtles to have facial expressions, though here these mostly range from angsty to angstier.

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23 Mar 2007 // 5:26 AM

The Last Mimzy (2007)

Unlike her obvious precursor, E.T., Mimzy isn't wrinkly or strange or even very mobile, nothing that might frighten the All-American youngsters who discover her.

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Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)

Behind the Mask's parody is geared for viewers familiar with TV forensics lessons as well as torture.

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The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)

Ken Loach's Cannes Palme d'Or-winning film uses a familiar narrative form, it does so in a way that leaves the form itself in doubt, heroizing no one, offering no resolution.

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I Think I Love My Wife (2007)

The movie is an erratic, noisy, and anxious paean to masculine desire. In a word, it's all about dick.

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16 Mar 2007 // 3:00 AM

Premonition (2007)

Sandra Bullock's new thriller takes a tedious turn by suggesting the woman in trouble is "crazy".

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14 Mar 2007 // 3:00 AM

Beyond the Gates (2005)

Beyond the Gates, based on a true story from the the 1994 Rwandan genocide, suggests that ignorance and sense of privilege make a dangerous combination.

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13 Mar 2007 // 2:00 AM

The Ultimate Gift (2006)

As in 300, all plot events, visual compositions, and supporting others are in place to redeem, enlighten, and celebrate the straight white male protagonist.

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12 Mar 2007 // 3:00 AM

The Namesake (2006)

Attentive to surfaces as well as nuances, Mira Nair's adaptation of Jhumpa Lahiri's novel, The Namesake, is about legacies and responsibilities, ambitions and dislocations.

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9 Mar 2007 // 2:00 AM

300 (2007)

Spartans! Simple and resonant, this call to identity comes up frequently in 300, the film based on Frank Miller's graphic novel.

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9 Mar 2007 // 1:59 AM

The Host (Gwoemul) (2006)

The buzz of 2006's Cannes festival, Bong Joon-ho's The Host offers all sorts of visual surprises.

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Wild Tigers I Have Known (2006)

Like the onset of hormones, Cam Archer's Wild Tigers I have Known mixes a heady swirl of daydreams and stripped-down self-awareness.

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6 Mar 2007 // 1:00 AM

Gray Matters (2006)

The doctor says, "I think you need to let the idea of sharing your life with someone other than your brother enter your consciousness." No kidding.

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5 Mar 2007 // 1:00 AM

Mafioso (1962)

First released in 1962, this dark comedy is brilliantly odd, combining neorealist and broadly modernist aesthetics, its black and white compositions so ahead of their time that they still look more inventive than today's films, some 40 years later.

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2 Mar 2007 // 4:30 AM

Zodiac (2007)

David Fincher's excellent new movie winds clues and pursuits into an intriguing, often witty mix of causes and effects. In so doing, it rejiggers the police procedural.

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Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams (2006)

Jasmila Žbanic's film follows a mother struggling to raise her daughter in the aftermath of the Balkan War.

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2 Mar 2007 // 2:58 AM

Black Snake Moan (2007)

Samuel L. Jackson's new Southern-fried movie is all about the blues.

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2 Mar 2007 // 2:57 AM

Wild Hogs (2007)

From the director responsible for Van Wilder, Wild Hogs is another thudding men-will-be-boys saga, this time populated by middle-agey stereotypes.

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