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Taken: Daddy Tortures Best

Mill's towering righteousness is just too much for this weak little film, whose only interest is in affirming the white patriarchal prerogative.

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The Wackness

The Wackness is a too familiar nostalgic movie, with period soundtrack, hot summer nights, and boys coming of age.

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: July 2008

And it just doesn't stop. If part two in this three-ring play was packed with well hyped product, July just keeps the receipt treats coming.

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The Treatment

Four forms of love: a teacher's love for his students, a son's love for his father, a man's search for a sexual partner, and an analysand's love for his analyst.

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The Ten

A high-speed collision between Krzysztof Kieślowski's Dekalog and Woody Allen’s Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sex.

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The Ten

Despite the sight gags, recurring characters, amusing references, and genuine chuckles it elicits, The Ten is more exercise than tour de force.

Jesse Hassenger
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The Treatment (2007)

Just as you're questioning your own capacity for sympathy, the best reason to keep watching The Treatment shows up: Famke Janssen.

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X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

It's a superhero movie, so all these choices involve massive destruction -- buildings disintegrating, fireballs flying, bodies detonating.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Hide and Seek (2005)

Dakota Fanning seems alternately to be channeling Beetlejuice-era Winona Ryder and Christina Ricci's Wednesday Addams.

Cynthia Fuchs
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X2: X-Men United (2003)

At once all powerful and utterly powerless, this involuntary terrorist is the first mutant you meet in X2.

Cynthia Fuchs
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X2: X-Men United (2003)

At once all powerful and utterly powerless, this involuntary terrorist is the first mutant you meet in X2.

Cynthia Fuchs
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I Spy (2002)

The basic opposition between sheepish Alex and suave Kelly sets up a series of trivial conflicts, some less tedious than others.

Cynthia Fuchs
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