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Seth McFarlane Goes Feature-Length with 'Ted'

Ted is a bit difficult to classify; it’s too raunchy to be a pure rom-com, too brainy to be a raunch-fest, too goofy to be a think-piece, too televisual to be cinematic.

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The Best Big Screen Eye Candy of 2007

Daynah Burnett
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Perfect Stranger

Marc Calderaro
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Perfect Stranger (2007)

While it begins dully enough for an investigative thriller, Perfect Stranger quickly skids off into abject foolishness.

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The Dead Girl (2006)

An anthology of five stories organized around the titular corpse, the movie is a bleak but oddly robust homage to women's survival and defeat in the face of violence, oppression, and non-options.

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Gone in 60 Seconds: Director's Cut (2000)

The trailer for Gone is a particularly unpretentious distillation of the film's key elements.

Jesse Hassenger
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Flight of the Phoenix (2004)

Much like John Moore's Behind Enemy Lines, Phoenix splices together traditional and current action movie clichés and rhythms.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)

Kevin Conran seems pleased to admit that he has never stepped foot inside Radio City Music Hall.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Flight of the Phoenix (2004)

Most remarkably, after what looks like weeks in the desert sun, no one ever gets a sunburn.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)

If the glorious surprise offered up by The Wizard of Oz was its depiction of a world beyond any material reality, the agreeable gimmick of Sky Captain is its imitation of what's come before.

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Cold Mountain: Collector's Edition (2003)

Anthony Minghella's image of the birds in snow articulates Cold Mountain's aesthetic and themes, its interest in collision and reverie, in nostalgia and resistance.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Lost in Translation (2003)

Lost in Translation one-ups its peers with better music, prettier shots, and a more charismatic lead, but its racism is all the more insidious for being wrapped in a pleasing package.

Sharon Mizota and Oliver Wang
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Cold Mountain (2003)

The first scene in Cold Mountain is sensational and sickening, an apt introduction to what will be a Civil War saga.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Lost in Translation (2003)

. . . about seeing and not seeing at the same time, a series of incredibly precise, meticulous images of faces and hands and doorframes.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Basic (2003)

As its title suggests, John McTiernan's new action-thriller, 'Basic' is not very new.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Heaven (2002)

Heaven begins with assorted ascents. Written by the late Krzysztof Kieslowski (with Krzysztof Piesiewicz), and intended as part of a trilogy (Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory), it explores accident and fate, guilt and grief, time and truth.

Cynthia Fuchs

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