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"This Is My Design": How Hannibal Turned Into a Modern Television Classic

"Hannibal's not God. He wouldn't have any fun being God. Defying God, that's his idea of a good time." With Hannibal taking its final bow, a bloody good time was had by all.

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Confessions of a Shopaholic

What is John Salley doing in this movie?

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Savage Grace

Based on the Baekelands' true and infamous story, Tom Kalin's Savage Grace, like his wondrous Swoon (1992), considers the dysfunctions produced by wealth and leisure.

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The Jane Austen Book Club

The movie abandons any aspiration to Austen's wit or social critique, and lapses instead into total triteness.

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Evening (2007)

More troubling than Evening's technical failures, the film suffers from a host of cynical political and social themes that undercut the drama throughout.

Mike Scalise
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Beyond the Gates (2005)

Beyond the Gates, based on a true story from the the 1994 Rwandan genocide, suggests that ignorance and sense of privilege make a dangerous combination.

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Blood and Chocolate (2007)

Vivian sees the world holistically, seeking compromise and even some measure of compatibility with humans. Call it the zen of werewolfness.

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Shooting Dogs (2004)

Based on a true story and co-written by a BBC journalist who worked in Rwanda during the genocide, the film is an absorbing meditation on what men do in dark times.

Lester Pimentel
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Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction (2006)

As in the first film, this premise -- that Catherine's plot is a series of lies -- is mildly interesting.

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King Arthur: Extended Unrated Director's Cut (2004)

'The idea of these young boys being taken away from home at a young age... reminded me a lot of my own culture,' says director Antoine Fuqua.

Cynthia Fuchs
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King Arthur (2004)

This generically gritty and solidly PG-13 King Arthur isn't even much of an action picture.

Jesse Hassenger
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Ella Enchanted (2004)

It is an updated fairy tale that, for all its charms, can't quite break out of its old-time constraints.

Cynthia Fuchs

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