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'Peaky Blinders' Offers Violent Reminders of England's Forgotten Midland

Like Jimmy Darmody, his Boardwalk Empire counterpart, Tommy Shelby has grown up to find all Gods dead and all faiths in man shaken -- but not quite all wars fought.

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The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)

Ken Loach's Cannes Palme d'Or-winning film uses a familiar narrative form, it does so in a way that leaves the form itself in doubt, heroizing no one, offering no resolution.

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The PopMatters 'Short Ends & Leader' Spring Film Preview

In order to separate the worthy from the worthless, PopMatters' "Short Ends & Leader" editor is highlighting 10 new films he's looking forward to this spring.

Bill Gibron
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Breakfast on Pluto (2005)

As tends to happen in Neil Jordan's films about spirited outsiders, Kitten's sense of limbo doesn't limit him as much it inspires him to resist expectations.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Batman Begins (Two-Disc Deluxe Edition with Comic Book) (2004)

Nolan's Batman is perpetually knotted up, unable to forget his dead parents, seeking a vague solace in his hard body's capacity for violence.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Red Eye (2005)

Tough, ingenious, and completely fun to watch, Lisa makes the narrative absurdities seem largely irrelevant.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Batman Begins (2005)

Christian Bale brings a menace to Batman, making him radically distinct from alter ego Bruce Wayne.

Todd R. Ramlow
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Intermission (2003)

Intermission repeatedly frustrates audience expectations.

Tim O'Neil
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28 Days Later (2002)

In time for Halloween, Fox has released the DVD of 28 Days Later, a frankly brilliant and scary scary movie.

Cynthia Fuchs
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28 Days Later (2002)

Restless, irksome, strange: there's not much downtime in Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later.

Cynthia Fuchs
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