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'Pacific Rim' Is Positively Godzillian

The realness of Mako (Rinko Kikuchi)'s trauma functions on multiple levels, and the image of Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunnam) visibly walking into it is multiply disconcerting.

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Abandon (2002)

Brian Holcomb
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Future Shock: The Death of Serious Science Fiction

The serious Science Fiction film genre is dead or at least on cinematic life support. As the new millennial marches forward, and an omnipresent production paradigm that substitutes spectacle for smarts, futurist filmmaking is definitely gasping for breath.

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Children of Men (2007)

Even with so much attention paid to her body and to her child, Kee's story is secondary to Theo's, as his loss of hope must be undone and his past redressed.

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Undeclared: The Complete Series

As Judd Apatow points out, 22 minutes is a challenging timeframe for developing characters, making jokes, and advancing the plot.

Jesse Hassenger
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Cold Mountain: Collector's Edition (2003)

Anthony Minghella's image of the birds in snow articulates Cold Mountain's aesthetic and themes, its interest in collision and reverie, in nostalgia and resistance.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Cold Mountain (2003)

The first scene in Cold Mountain is sensational and sickening, an apt introduction to what will be a Civil War saga.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Abandon (2002)

Cynical and beautiful. No wonder the boys can't resist her.

Cynthia Fuchs

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