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Push

Too much explanation, of the sort Cassie is inclined to provide, only slows down the nonsense Push is pushing.

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Blood Diamond (2006)

The movie can't seem to get out of its own way, relying on melodramatic clichés to make complex political observations.

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Gladiator: Extended Edition (2000)

It's a bad sign for your making-of doc when the most interesting folks to listen to are the studio weasels.

John G. Nettles
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The Island (2005)

Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson run around in an efficiently digitized near-future scary-scape, occasionally propelled by ethical questions about cloning.

Cynthia Fuchs
Film

Beauty Shop (2005)

Good news: Queen Latifah is free of wet noodle Jimmy Fallon.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Constantine (2005)

Doubting his mission and his faith even as he's consumed by them, Constantine is an achingly topical comic book/movie hero.

Cynthia Fuchs
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In America (2003)

The semi-autobiographical tale of director Jim Sheridan considers the many complicated ways that 'America' works as idea and experience, the ways it engulfs, consumes, and produces its subjects.

Cynthia Fuchs
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In America (2003)

Everything in In America turns magical once Mateo appears.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)

'She's really pretty handy with knives and guns, this girl.'"

Cynthia Fuchs
Film

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)

The focus on her irate face reveals Lara's resolve, fury, and urgency. She's not playing.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Biker Boyz (2003)

Amid all the conventional movie dazzle, Biker Boyz's most important idea is the bike.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Four Feathers (2002)

It's alarmingly short-sighted fiction, offering only occasional glimpses of the imperial project's fundamental viciousness and ignorance.

Cynthia Fuchs
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