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'The Art of Self-Defense' Is a Knockout Black Comedy

If director Riley Stearns sometimes loses his thematic bearings, he never forgets to deliver large, violent doses of comedy in the instant cult classic, The Art of Self-Defense.

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Face/Off

This may be the last time the Woo signatures -- slow-mo gun battles flanked by slo-mo birds; "balletic" leaps through the air; two-man Mexican stand-offs -- were effective in a remotely serious manner

Jesse Hassenger
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The Sisters (2005)

Hope, delayed. A painful, poignant adaptation of everyday life.

Courtney Young
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Goal! The Dream Begins (2005)

Lacking a plot, Goal! leans heavily on predictable hardships to stretch out the time until Santiago's inevitable success.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Junebug (2005)

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

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Clearing (2004)

The kidnapping sets in motion a thriller that doubles as a character study, delving into Wayne and Eileen's strained marriage.

Kevin Jagernauth
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The Clearing (2004)

As wealthy, world-weary Pittsburgh businessman Wayne Hayes, Robert Redford is typically low-key.

Cynthia Fuchs
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