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'Princess Ka'iulani': The Peacock Princess Battles America's First Regime Change

Victoria Ka'iulani, a budding feminist during a propitious era for women, led a decidedly more complex life than this film essays.

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We All Fall Down

Sarah Hentges
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Exquisite Agony

This holiday season, Mickey Rourke (in The Wrestler) and Will Smith (Seven Pounds) suffer for all us sinners.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: December 2008

Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.

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Unknown (2006)

One or two resist their designations: Bound Man doesn't want to be bound, Broken Nose resents that mishap.

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Flags of Our Fathers (2006)

War, the film argues, depends on lies, on myths and beliefs that could never be sustained were the experience represented or remembered explicitly.

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The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)

'If you read the script,' Tommy Lee Jones tells his two actors, 'really, it doesn't look like anyone is saying anything that actually matters.'"

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)

The American West, in the new Tommy Lee Jones-directed film, resembles that memorialized in movies by John Ford, John Huston, and Sam Peckinpah.

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The 25th Hour (2002)

The 25th Hour opens with huge, hard-hitting shots of the March 2002 tribute to the Twin Towers, the towers of light.

Cynthia Fuchs
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We Were Soldiers (2002)

'We Were Soldiers' is, above all, an earnest film, working overtime not to be a standard U.S. war movie where the good (white) boys fight against diabolical 'others'.

Cynthia Fuchs
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