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Various Artists: Miles Ahead Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Don Cheadle, director and star of Miles Ahead, has assembled a mostly enticing soundtrack to his film, though still peppered with a few inessentials.

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This Isn’t Your Typical Straight-Arrow Police Officer: 'The Guard'

Brendan Gleeson never misses a beat as Sergeant Gerry Boyle, and his success lifts this clever film to a higher level.

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Independent Lens: Adjust Your Color: The Truth of Petey Greene

As Adjust Your Color recounts, Petey Greene used his groundbreaking radio and television talk shows to influence millions, winning two Emmy awards and varieties of adulation over the years.

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Hotel for Dogs

Hotel for Dogs is wholly predictable and tiring, delivering its “message” with all the subtlety of a flashing neon sign.

Renee Scolaro Mora
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OMG - The 20 Worst Films of 2008

There's bad, and then there's 2008 level bad. You know this list is looking down into a deep dark bottomless pit of cinematic despair when Mike Myers' shameful Love Guru didn't even make the Top 20!

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Traitor

While the film appears at first to be complicating the definition of "traitor," it's not long before the potential meanings are reductive and literal.

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Hamburger Hill: 20th Anniversary Edition

For its unflinching approach, its eye for human strength and compassion, its clear message about the catastrophic stupidity of the enterprise itself, this remains among the very best films ever made about men at war.

Stuart Henderson
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Talk to Me

Vibrant, exuberant, colorful and irresistibly alive, Talk to Me is a celebration of a lifestyle as much as a life -- the thumping funk, soul and R&B of the late '60s, early '70s.

Jake Meaney
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Darfur Now

The documentary showcases small steps, its subjects' work moment by moment to confront a crisis that appears overwhelming -- to feed one child, shelter one rape victim.

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Talk To Me (2007)

Part biopic, part portrait of an era, Talk to Me presents an ongoing dilemma -- what does it mean to be "black enough" and how does "talk" shape the question and answers?

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Oceans Thirteen (2007)

Every time George Clooney or Bernie Mac admits to the lameness of Number Two, the third film in the franchise can't help but promise improvement.

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Monkey Business (Part 3: July)

Finally, a month with only one remaining series contender. All wizard based Potter-y aside, this will be the most tenuous time for the business called show. After a strong start, the eccentric collection of entertainments here could make or break this potentially record shattering motion picture season.

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Monkey Business (Part 2: June)

Apparently, as the sun's strongest rays finally settle over the movie going public, sequels are the remedy to cool down an overheated demographic. This month alone holds five examples of such redux refreshment. The rest of the choices are a variety pack of genres, ideas and possibilities.

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Reign Over Me (2007)

Even as it probes the difficulties of coping with loss and showcases Cheadle's remarkable capacity for compelling understatement, it also grants Sandler too much time to practice his seriosity in close-up.

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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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Crash (2004)

The lesson seems geared toward those viewers who were surprised by the Rodney King video, that is, people who don't regularly deal with cultural collisions.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Hotel Rwanda (2004)

Ambitiously humanitarian, the film uses Paul's plot to allude to the broader tragedy.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)

With remote in hand, monitor glare on his face, Sam is suitably horrified when the TV reflects his own sense of disarray.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Hotel Rwanda (2004)

Faith in his own work ethic keeps Paul from acknowledging the turmoil erupting all around him.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The United States of Leland (2003)

Leland meets a teacher who's been tending to young hard cases for too long.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The United States of Leland (2003)

Leland will come to be instructive and redemptive for others, just as he has tried to find instruction and redemption in others.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Manic (2001)

As Lyle first enters the ward, the film takes on a yellow cast, blurry and skittery under an Aphex Twin track.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Manic (2001)

Lyle confronts a pack of variously troubled kids, joined together in relentless and surly angst.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Ocean's Eleven (2001)

The background surf, unbuttoned shirt, and look away from the camera -- all this demonstrates just how movie-starness is done. The plot, like I say, is beside the point.

Cynthia Fuchs
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