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An Affectionate Look at the Privilege of the White and the Middle Class: 'The Last Days of Disco'

Amongst themselves, the main cast of characters are nominal equals, and that contributes to a particular kind of status parsing.

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Zodiac-The Director's Cut

Even though Zodiac attempts to achieve a sort of documentary-like reality, there is an underlying surrealism, a poetic and nightmarish vibe that hangs over the whole film.

Brian Holcomb
Television

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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Melinda and Melinda (2005)

In Melinda and Melinda, full of women struggling to make their desires known to men who suppose they know what women want and mean, the women are infinitely less regular and more interesting.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Brown Bunny (2003)

The Brown Bunny remains a stubbornly disengaging film, daring you to dislike it.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Melinda and Melinda (2005)

Hobie rejiggers his life in order to make himself look 'available' for Melinda, the joke being that the Allen character is never actually available, but rather, needy, fervent, and clumsily scheming.

Cynthia Fuchs
Film

The Brown Bunny (2003)

We might only imagine how peeved some Republicans are that Vincent Gallo has named himself one of them.

Cynthia Fuchs
Film

Dogville (2003)

The accusation that the film is 'anti-American' says less about Von Trier than it does about the American psyche.

Todd R. Ramlow
Film

Shattered Glass (2003)

It is less interested in Glass' personal psychology than in the political and professional environment that rewards it.

Cynthia Fuchs
Film

Party Monster (2003)

Michael Alig's megalomania even reached such epic proportions that he had no qualms about bragging over the murder on camera during the filming of the original Party Monster documentary.

Sabadino Parker

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