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'Please Stand By' Sweetly Blends Disability Commentary with 'Star Trek' Fandom

This film gives humanity to some of our unsung voyagers; those on the spectrums, those at the extremes of fandom.

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Coraline

The other mother in Coraline is mother-love gone berserk, all-consuming and self-serving.

Renee Scolaro Mora
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The Secret Life of Bees

May's wailing wall appears repeatedly in Gina Prince-Blythewood's The Secret Life of Bees, each time an invitation to reflect, to remember what was and hope for what might be.

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The Secret Life of Bees

What could have been a brave film turned out lukewarm, lost in its own self-importance, stripped of its feminist overtones and watered down for mass consumption.

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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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Kids' DVDs: June 2007

Given that babies and young children love nothing more than repetition, repetition, and... um.... repetition, I can't understand why even the pointiest of heads would think children between the ages of six months and three years could possible need 23 different Baby Einstein DVDs.

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Charlottes Web (2006)

Surprise! There is nothing even remotely offensive or ironic or postmodern about Charlotte's Web.

Daynah Burnett
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Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005)

Though Ben is gruff and finds it difficult to cuddle up with his adorable daughter, the movie gives him good (or least movie-like) reason.

Cynthia Fuchs
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War of the Worlds (2005)

Both smart-looking and simple-minded, War of the Worlds powers along on visual tricks and the frequent terrorizing of Dakota Fanning.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Hide and Seek (2005)

Dakota Fanning seems alternately to be channeling Beetlejuice-era Winona Ryder and Christina Ricci's Wednesday Addams.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Man on Fire (2004)

Tony Scott enthuses, 'I had such a brilliant smorgasbord of really odd, strange personalities and different looks.'"

Cynthia Fuchs
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Man on Fire (2004)

Man on Fire means to distress. Punctuated by mobile subtitles and assaultive editing, the movie underlines the daily threat of living in places where kidnapping is a sort of business, organized and ongoing.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat (2003)

Just in time for Thanksgiving: the Paris Hilton movie.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Uptown Girls (2003)

Molly looks great in glitter tops and short skirts. What else could she need to know?.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Trapped (2002)

Scary as this sounds -- Courtney Love channeling Claire Standish or Andie Walsh -- it might explain a few things about what was going on in Trapped.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Trapped (2002)

Scary as this sounds -- Courtney Love channeling Claire Standish or Andie Walsh -- it might explain a few things about what was going on in Trapped.

Cynthia Fuchs

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