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Curb Your Enthusiasm for 'Clear History'

Larry David's latest venture in feature filmmaking is a half-baked wrinkle on the "Curb" formula, but wouldn't it be rude not to watch?

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Changeling

Stephen Snart
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Tough and Tender - The Top 20 Female Performances of 2008

Twenty talented ladies, 20 performances worthy of multiple little gold men. Unfortunately, as in all years, someone has to come out on top. But after looking over this impressive list, picking the preeminent turn of 2008 seems almost impossible.

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Changeling

A movie made with awards season in mind, Changeling offers extravagant affects and overwritten speeches.

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Identities in Flux

Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York is performance art as civilization-annihilating Godzilla, whereas Eastwood's Changeling is a film that wins the stranger than fiction category, hands-down.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: October 2008

What studio suit thought this was a good idea? With four months to schedule your high priced efforts, you instead unload almost 30 overpriced pictures on an unsuspecting movie audience.

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A Gallery of Good Works: The Best Films of 2007

From Julian Schnabel's artsy The Diving Bell and the Butterfly to the legendary Coen Brothers splendid adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men, PopMatters counts down the 30 best films of 2007.

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Performance Art: The Best Acting of 2007 - Female

From the most sweetly nuanced performance of Jennifer Jason Leigh's career to Cate Blanchett's revelatory portrayal of Bob Dylan in I'm Not There, the women of 2007 were stellar.

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Performance Art: The Best Acting of 2007 - Male

From the tender and eerie precision of Sam Riley's depiction of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis in Control to yet another superlative performance by Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood, PopMatters highlights the best male actors of 2007.

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Gone Baby Gone

Part noir, part moralizing, and part urban-malaisey, the movie offers an assembly of seedy sorts who make Patrick's quest look increasingly hopeless but also ineffably gallant.

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Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2006)

Despite its title, Albert Brooks' new movie, like all his movies, is about his world.

Cynthia Fuchs
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