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Director Max Martini on 'SGT. Will Gardner'

From epic John Ford-type western shots to intimate close-ups, Director Max Martini talks about the filming methods used to convey PTSD in his latest, SGT. Will Gardner.

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Griffin & Phoenix

It’s hard to tell whether first-time director Ed Stone set out to make the saddest romantic-comedy of all time or to see how much comic relief could be crammed into a maudlin drama.

Amos Posner
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Gracie

Gracie, a modest, likable little soccer movie that came and went quickly and quietly in theaters this past spring, plays to just about every sports movie cliché in the book.

Jake Meaney
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Zodiac

Bonds are fleetingly forged then broken, comradeship and honour are largely absent and, like the Zodiac himself, everyone emerges as a rather lost and damaged soul.

Emma Simmonds
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Gracie (2007)

Though the movie accommodates sports-movie conventions, Gracie is difficult to dismiss.

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Georgia Rule (2007)

Careless and predictable, Georgia Rule offers up the abuse victim's "sexy" acting out as alternately beguiling and blameworthy.

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Monkey Business (Part 1: May)

Talk about frontloading your approach. Each week in this first full month of patented popcorn movies finds another famous franchise icon making a major blockbuster bow. Only truly disastrous results from these guaranteed crowd-pleasers will keep the coffers from clogging with cash.

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Zodiac (2007)

David Fincher's excellent new movie winds clues and pursuits into an intriguing, often witty mix of causes and effects. In so doing, it rejiggers the police procedural.

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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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The Family Stone (2005)

In trying to balance the competing forces of farce and pathos, the film is at times funny and moving, though there are so many characters and subplots that some get lost in the shuffle.

Marisa Carroll
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The Thing Called Love: Director's Cut (1993)

Country music provides a roadmap, guiding the characters away from disillusionment and toward a simpler, more straightforward way of life.

Mary Colgan
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The Family Stone (2005)

The self-congratulating, liberal-leaning Stones are addled when good boy Everett (Dermot Mulroney) brings home the very bad fiancée.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Must Love Dogs (2005)

This family thing is looking rather grim now, as if it's about to swallow the rest of the movie whole.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Undertow (2004)

Retribution leads to violence, such that the next generation of brothers, Tim and Chris, are tossed into yet another vacuum of fear, guilt, and suspicion.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Wedding Date (2005)

More unnerving, he treats her to a front-and-center look at his penis, fresh out of the shower.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Undertow (2004)

Uncle Deel (Josh Lucas) hauls up in his muscle car, his face grizzled and his pink cowboy shirt weirdly stylish.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Living in Oblivion (1995)

Living in Oblivion's fine cast works together like a dream.

Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece
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About Schmidt (2002)

The expression on Schmidt's face every time he encounters another crisis does not convey anger, but befuddlement.

Shan Fowler
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Lovely & Amazing (2002)

Even as the girls in Holofcener's world have their own problems, they provide acutely recognizable reflections.

Cynthia Fuchs

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