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'20th Century Women' Holds Particular Relevance for 21st Century Women

As much as it considers the past, 20th Century Women's profound confidence in women's strength and ingenuity proposes a way to look forward.

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'This Is Not the Culture I Signed Up For': Alan Moore and Hollywood

Who will watch the Watchmen? Not their creator, Alan Moore. And while he seems to be alone in his condemnation with the latest adaptation of his work, Moore's steadfast position deserves some real attention.

Ben Hamilton
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Dedication

It's Henry's movie, and for all his eccentricities and fixations and rages, he's a very conventional man.

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Trust the Man (2005)

Trust the Man is definitely enjoyable: as one of the guiltiest of pleasures that you only watch at home during the cold, dark winter, with the curtains drawn, alone and in shame with a whole bag of potato chips.

Matt Mazur
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The Good Shepherd (2006)

For Edward, the CIA forms a circular logic: members define the mission and vice versa.

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Trust the Man (2005)

Trust the Man is primarily focused on women trusting men, because the men find it nearly impossible to trust each other.

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Mission Impossible III (2006)

A movie titled M:I:III can't lean too hard on verbal wit, and so it quickly leaves Laurence Fishburne behind to head out into the actionated field.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Big Fish (2003)

Edward's persistent self-inflation frustrates Will, just as its contradictions appeal to Burton.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Big Fish (2003)

Edward is less obviously an outsider than Burton's other Edwards (Scissorhands and Wood), but equally filled with a winning sense of wonder.

Jesse Hassenger
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World Traveler (2001)

World Traveler returns to the 'problem' of Cal's appearance, as several characters... remark on his beauty.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Charlotte Gray (2001)

... challenges the national ideologies, nostalgia and idealization that have become so commonplace in popular cultural imaginings of the 'great war'.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Charlotte Gray (2001)

The obvious reason for the glut of overly celebratory WWII films of the past few years is nostalgia for a time in American life when things like international politics and warfare were clear-cut.

Todd R. Ramlow

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