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'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' Provides a Master Class in Acting -- as well as Spying

Gary Oldman’s George Smiley proves that brains, as much as James Bond’s brawny action, are key to the British spy game.

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OMG - The 20 Worst Films of 2008

There's bad, and then there's 2008 level bad. You know this list is looking down into a deep dark bottomless pit of cinematic despair when Mike Myers' shameful Love Guru didn't even make the Top 20!

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Mamma Mia!

The kind of movie whose campiness you just have to give into if you want to enjoy it -- and then you'll have a blast.

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Mamma Mia!

Meryl Streep scampers and writhes with something like abandon in her tomboyish overalls, her glowing tan and perfectly arranged "wild" blond hair indicating Donna's stanch independence.

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When Did You Last See Your Father?

Even as it explores familiar deceits and self-delusions, When Did You Last See Your Father? feels, in the end, as if it's entangled in them.

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Then She Found Me

As cute and inoffensive and eventually uplifting as Then She Found Me may be, it is also a formulaic exercise.

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: August 2008

Talk about a crowded schedule. There are more offerings scheduled this month than in the previous two combined.

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: July 2008

And it just doesn't stop. If part two in this three-ring play was packed with well hyped product, July just keeps the receipt treats coming.

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The Last Legion

The leaps of faith in The Last Legion are many, but once you've made one or two, Bollywood superstar Aishwarya Rai seems as likely a super-lethal fighter as Mr. Darcy.

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Apartment Zero (1988)

Roman Polanski’s shadow looms large, here. His signature themes of alienation, paranoia, and identity are built into the plot and the tone is his specialty: part thriller, part jet black comedy.

Brian Holcomb
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Where the Truth Lies: Unrated Theatrical Version (2005)

As the score swells, the camera reveals a body, a girl seemingly drowned, pale, grotesque, and grim. This, the title hints, is Where the Truth Lies. Except it isn't.

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Where the Truth Lies (2005)

In a mystery titled Where the Truth Lies, solving the case is not going to be easy.

Michael Buening
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Bridget Jones's Diary: Collector's Edition (2001)

Speaking of her star, Renée Zellweger, Maguire is appropriately besotted: 'You can see what she brought to Bridget. She's got this fantastic warmth and this permanent confusion on her face.'"

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Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)

This time the bloom is quite off.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)

Nothing drains the life from great art like a well-intentioned attempt to explain away its mysteries.

Michael Healey
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Love Actually (2003)

On occasion, the film allows a jaded sensibility to worm its way into this otherwise picturesque world.

Mary Colgan
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What a Girl Wants (2003)

Daphne is cooler, thinner, and just plain hotter than her secretly envious rivals.

Robert Rue

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