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Lanthimos' 'The Favourite' Plays with History and Our Emotional Impulsivity

Stylistically risqué, The Favourite relates to a certain type of subversive British cinema from filmmakers such as Peter Greenaway, although it is not an imitation.

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In 'Magic in the Moonlight', Ideas Trump Characters

The fundamentalist atheism and myopic intellectualism of Woody Allen's latest depiction of an older man/younger woman dynamic makes it a pale imitation of his best work.

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'The Amazing Spider-Man 2': Emocore Superhero

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a pulpy and mostly winning combination of spandexed superheroics and the complicated yearnings of young romance.

Piers Marchant
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Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past submits that Connor deserves to be saved by Jenny. But it never shows how or why she should bother with him.

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Summer of Same: May 2009

May's titles include the fourth films in two aging franchises, more Pixar perfection, and the reboot of a TV series from 40 years ago. And they say there are no new ideas.

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Celulloid Culpability - Top 10 Film Guilty Pleasures of 2008

Like comedy or music, one's choice in cinematic pleasure can be very personal - and very peculiar. Take this tantalizing list of shameful indulgences. You can argue over their artistic value, but their individuals rewards definitely speak to those who champion them.

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The House Bunny

The House Bunny is truly toxic, telling women to hate their bodies and hide their talents.

Brendon Bouzard
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The Rocker

The Rocker is almost salvaged by the charming performances of its actual youngsters (as opposed to the adults doing youngster shtick).

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: August 2008

Talk about a crowded schedule. There are more offerings scheduled this month than in the previous two combined.


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