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Want to Live? Better Keep Moving: 'World War Z'

Gerry is an implausible figure, low-key and soulful, vulnerable and repeatedly penetrable, but also unkillable. He sees what others don't, he acts when he must, and he knows what the plot needs him to know.

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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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John Adams (HBO Miniseries)

Avoiding the powdered-wig iconography of the founding fathers, this film broadens the view of these revolutionary leaders and their tumultuous times.

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Disturbia

Similar to the way Blade Runner effortlessly channels the archetypes of noir inside the wholly original world of a futuristic LA.

Bill Gibron
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Disturbia (2007)

For all its revisiting of Rear Window's basic themes, however, Disturbia is most effective when it points to the differences between then and now.

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St. Elsewhere - Season 1

St. Elsewheremodernized narrative structure, shook up the visual language of TV drama, and introduced "place" as the central character around which the actors came and went.

Mark Labowskie
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Down in the Valley (2005)

Look out: here comes another revisionist Western.

Cynthia Fuchs
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16 Blocks (2006)

Richard Donner's latest buddy-action flick is thick with wrong decisions.

Cynthia Fuchs
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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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Double Vision (Shuang Tong) (2002)

Shows how the struggle to see and know is an increasingly complex and global one.

Jennifer D. Wesley
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Hack

It's life-changing redemption all the way, at the hands of a flawed saint who can instruct us all.

Lesley Smith

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