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'Parenthood', or, Beating One's Head Against the Wall

For its last four seasons, Parenthood has owned the territory of manufactured middle-class angst.

Lesley Smith
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Six Degrees

Marisa Carroll
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The Sisters (2005)

Courtney Young
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Flightplan (2005)

The contrast between Kyle's multiple layers of loss and the flurry of life that goes on without her is briefly compelling.

Cynthia Fuchs
Film

Flightplan (2005)

Jodie Foster's face is the most frequently used and most powerful effect in Flightplan.

Cynthia Fuchs
Film

The Upside of Anger (2005)

Lurching into the simultaneously delicate and banal business of Terry's anger, not to mention her daughters' understandable bewilderment, the movie offers little in the way of complexity or sense.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Perfect Score (2004)

As Kyle's nightmare indicates, The Perfect Score includes a rudimentary political critique of the U.S. educational and testing system.

Cynthia Fuchs
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MTV's Wuthering Heights

You can almost hear the producers' pitch: 'It's Heathcliff and Catherine via Justin and Britney -- tragic love, but without all those heavy wool broadcloths.'

Chris Elliot
Film

The Perfect Score (2004)

The Perfect Score includes a rudimentary political critique of the U.S. educational and testing system.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Home Room (2003)

'School's no place for kids anymore.'"

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Banger Sisters (2002)

For these few minutes, The Banger Sisters venerates imperfection and adventure.

Cynthia Fuchs
Film

Swimfan (2002)

Ben checks his mailbox, the camera zooms in to a computer screen filled with little email-message-envelope emblems, all from 'swimfan85.' Cue spooky music.

Cynthia Fuchs

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