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Part 5: Toy Story 2 to Titus (November - December 1999)

On this final day of PopMatters' 1999 overview, awards season hype gives way to pure acting prowess and definitive directorial flair.

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Changeling

Stephen Snart
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24: Season Seven Premiere

Jack's interrogation of the suspect Tony, on behalf of the Bureau, is vintage 24, full of close-up grimaces and slams into walls.

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Changeling

A movie made with awards season in mind, Changeling offers extravagant affects and overwritten speeches.

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Identities in Flux

Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York is performance art as civilization-annihilating Godzilla, whereas Eastwood's Changeling is a film that wins the stranger than fiction category, hands-down.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: October 2008

What studio suit thought this was a good idea? With four months to schedule your high priced efforts, you instead unload almost 30 overpriced pictures on an unsuspecting movie audience.

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WarGames: The Dead Code

This movie has that meandering, free-associative sense of dread familiar to us from watching the real-life fiasco of the last few years.

Mike Ward
Television

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Premiering this Sunday on HBO, Bury My Heart illustrates the tensions, presumptions, and inequities represented by the Dawes Act.

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The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

Even if Exorcism doesn't provide outright answers, its 'lessons' -- whether understood as secular or institutional -- seem clear enough.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Empire

Empire can best be summed up as a buddy movie-cum-hero's journey update of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.

Ryan Vu
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The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)

The return of Riddick (Vin Diesel) begins with lots of noise.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Paycheck (2003)

'A true hero,' says John Woo on the commentary track for the Paycheck DVD, 'always reaches out a helping hand to others.'"

Cynthia Fuchs
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Paycheck (2003)

Michael (Ben Affleck) doesn't set out to control anything: he just wants to get paid.

Cynthia Fuchs
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National Security (2003)

Endeavors to complicate the standard black-white buddy dynamic.

Cynthia Fuchs
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National Security (2003)

Endeavors to complicate the standard black-white buddy dynamic.

Cynthia Fuchs

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