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'Nightcrawler' and the Brand Called Lou Bloom™

The personal branding phenomenon is an ongoing crisis of humanity.

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Big Love

Big Love generally handles the Henricksons' faith respectfully, but there's no forgetting that they are polygamists.

Jesse Hicks
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Part 4: Challenging Convention

As cinema went completely commercial, abandoning art for artifice, true aesthetic acumen was hard to come by. Luckily, for the movies included herein, it was their difference, as well as their diversity, that helped them stand out from the rest of the high concept hackwork.

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Big Love

Big Love illustrates the ways the cell phone serves as faux 'intimacy'. Everyone voice mails or pages each other, creating bland clips of conversation without contexts.

Bill Gibron
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The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)

In the wholly predictable and often cloying The Greatest Game Ever Played, Shia LeBeouf plays amateur golfer Francis Ouimet.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Predator 2: Special Edition (1990)

According to director Stephen Hopkins, 'Los Angeles, with all its glare and dust, felt like a Western town to us, sort of a mining town that had been shoved up really quickly.'"

Cynthia Fuchs
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Thunderbirds (2004)

The only possible reason I can see for this screen version is the marketing opportunities embodied by the Thunderbirds themselves and their 'super-advanced technology' ships and gadgets.

Todd R. Ramlow
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Broken Lizard's Club Dread (2004)

A hedonistic island vacation run by washed-up Coconut Pete sounds like a great place for any kind of mayhem, and some does ensue. Just not quite enough.

Jesse Hassenger
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Ghosts of the Abyss (2003)

Bill Paxton's banal banter and overacting alienate us, as we try to ignore him and focus on the live-action images of Titanic.

Jennifer D. Wesley
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Frailty (2002)

Moody, perverse, and full to busting with metaphorical cautions.

Cynthia Fuchs
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