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13 Jul 2007 // 3:21 AM

Talk To Me (2007)

Part biopic, part portrait of an era, Talk to Me presents an ongoing dilemma -- what does it mean to be "black enough" and how does "talk" shape the question and answers?

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

While one might question the viability of the franchise once Rowling releases the last Potter tome... Order of the Phoenix finds the series settling in quite nicely

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12 Jul 2007 // 3:17 AM

Broken English (2007)

Parker Posey's performance during these potentially too-precious moments of anticipation is perfect.

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

Order of the Phoenix, for all its shortcomings, does make clear the sense of loss and struggle that comes with maturity.

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Introducing the Dwights (2007)

Introducing the Dwights is a "quirky family" movie premised on that most depressing of clichés, the chaotic mom.

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6 Jul 2007 // 5:00 AM

Rescue Dawn (2007)

Dieter's dedication grants him passion and strength, but the film never lets you forget the paradox he lives, his illicit status and the fact that "America" cannot rescue him.

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6 Jul 2007 // 2:59 AM

Joshua (2007)

At first, Joshua invites you almost to imagine the boy's sense of rejection and growing frustration.

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6 Jul 2007 // 2:58 AM

Evening (2007)

More troubling than Evening's technical failures, the film suffers from a host of cynical political and social themes that undercut the drama throughout.

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3 Jul 2007 // 3:00 AM

Transformers (2007)

The point here is excess. For 144 minutes, the film pummels and pounds, delivering explosions, combat troops, speeding vehicles, computer codes, giant robots -- and more explosions.

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3 Jul 2007 // 2:59 AM

License to Wed (2007)

Everything about License to Wed so completely contaminates its talent that I may never be able to enjoy The Office again.

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3 Jul 2007 // 2:58 AM

Transformers (2007)

Without the weight of an already formed franchise to pull it down, this filmic funhouse is allowed to spin wildly out of control. We simply sit back and enjoy the operatic ride.

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29 Jun 2007 // 7:00 AM

Ratatouille (2007)

Like the gourmet food it so exquisitely renders, one fears that the sensational Ratatouille will end up being a decidedly acquired commercial taste.

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29 Jun 2007 // 3:00 AM

Sicko (2007)

SiCKO is sensational. It's perhaps the best movie Michael Moore has ever made.

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29 Jun 2007 // 3:00 AM

Bamako (2006)

At a time when Sicko is challenging the corruptions of the US health insurance system, Abderrahmane Sissako's beautiful, evocative film reminds you that similar abuses are worldwide.

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29 Jun 2007 // 3:00 AM

Ratatouille (2007)

The exuberant voice performances in Ratatouille immerse the audience in its world, one enhanced by richly-colored, sophisticated animation and a lively score.

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29 Jun 2007 // 3:00 AM

Vitus (2006)

Vitus explores the demands placed on children generally through a special and contrived case.

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28 Jun 2007 // 2:15 AM

The Treatment (2007)

Just as you're questioning your own capacity for sympathy, the best reason to keep watching The Treatment shows up: Famke Janssen.

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Live Free or Die Hard (2007)

Bruce Willis as John McClane is back, recalling all the retro rightness and righteousness he first incarnated in 1988.

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26 Jun 2007 // 1:05 AM

Angel-A (2005)

Angela is as brilliant and selfless, vulnerable and exciting as any of Luc Besson's other perfect girls.

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25 Jun 2007 // 12:30 AM

You Kill Me (2007)

While he's largely unsocialized, having spent so much time alone, murdering people, and, lately, drinking, Frank does evince a weird charm.

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