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12 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Great Raid (2003)

The relationship between heroism and villainy remains reductive, subjective, and devastatingly predictable.

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12 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Grizzly Man (2005)

In the bears, the film proposes, Treadwell found companionship and refuge, a way to escape or maybe remake himself.

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12 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Four Brothers (2005)

In between the guilt-tripping and the domestic melodrama, the boys argue over priorities.

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12 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Aristocrats (2005)

The sheer number of performances wears thin by film's end.

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5 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Last Days (2004)

A mediation on sadness, desire, lack of direction... and yes, Kurt Cobain, Last Days seems almost to stretch out its minutes.

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5 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Junebug (2005)

The film portrays such reframings and delimitations, of borders that can't be crossed, in images at once delicate and acute.

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The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)

A series of rowdy antics instead of a sustained storyline, The Dukes of Hazzard is all about the car.

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5 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Broken Flowers (2005)

A sort of minimalist male melodrama, Broken Flowers tracks a journey through regret and hope.

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4 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Downfall (2004)

Eva and Hitler kill themselves off-screen, the precise steps they took unseen because, the director says, 'the worst thing that could happen to this most horrible person of history is that he become a myth'.

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29 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Warrior (2001)

As efficient as he has been over his long and fearful career, Lafcadia's will to change comes on him with a rush.

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29 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Sky High (2005)

This cartoony coming out story soon gives way to a cartoony straightening out story.

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29 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Stealth (2005)

Kara's a lovely, leggy, perfectly made-up figure whose primary purpose is to provide moral framing for the boys' brilliant strikes and calculations.

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29 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

9 Songs (2005)

9 Songs knows the limits of its material, and doesn't test them.

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29 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Must Love Dogs (2005)

This family thing is looking rather grim now, as if it's about to swallow the rest of the movie whole.

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29 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Girl from Monday (2004)

In the film's America, the government has been replaced by an advertising firm.

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29 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Devil’s Rejects (2005)

The movie evokes no clear reaction to its violence -- no fear, no pity, no outrage -- because we don't identify with anyone on screen.

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The Beautiful Country (2004)

Here, as elsewhere, the film shows Binh's experience in lyrical, subtle, often extraordinary imagery.

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22 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

A Decent Factory (2005) - PopMatters Film Review
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The documentary about cell phone company Nokia assumes its 'revelations' will dovetail with our preconceived notions.

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21 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Island (2005)

Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson run around in an efficiently digitized near-future scary-scape, occasionally propelled by ethical questions about cloning.

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21 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Hustle & Flow (2005)

Like most any pimp and smalltime dealer (at least those in the movies), DJay thinks he's got it down.

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