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The Many Grace Notes in 'Grace and Frankie', Season 5

While Grace and Frankie is as fun as ever, season 5 suggests a sadder path for a show that has often pushed its sadness to the periphery.

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Hal Ashby: Hollywood Rebel

Films and books strive toward a common goal: telling a story. And very few modern filmmakers are as good at spinning a yarn as the late Hal Ashby was.

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Georgia Rule (2007)

Careless and predictable, Georgia Rule offers up the abuse victim's "sexy" acting out as alternately beguiling and blameworthy.

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Brando

Brando is most original and inspiring when it looks at Brando's other work. As Bobby Seale remembers, "If I said, 'Constitutional democratic civil human rights,' I mean, it lit him up."

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Monkey Business (Part 1: May)

Talk about frontloading your approach. Each week in this first full month of patented popcorn movies finds another famous franchise icon making a major blockbuster bow. Only truly disastrous results from these guaranteed crowd-pleasers will keep the coffers from clogging with cash.

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Sir! No Sir! (2006)

Sir! No Sir! uses the personal stories of non-cooperators to argue that it was identification with "the enemy", a recognition of the humanity in individual Vietnamese people, that prompted combat and support personnel to refuse orders and quit the military.

Shaun Huston
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Sir! No Sir! (2006)

War, the documentary establishes right off, is mythic and ruinous.

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9 to 5: Sexist, Egotistical, Lying, Hypocritical Bigot Edition (1980)

Producer and star Jane Fonda nails it: 9 to 5 endures because of its 'historical synchronicity.'"

Leigh H. Edwards (Rating: 8; Extras: 8)
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Monster-In-Law (2005)

Though the pathologies Fonda and Lopez embody tend to be framed as individual, they are symptomatic and well rewarded.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Walk on the Wild Side (1962)

Edward Dmytryk makes fine use of the French Quarter's Byzantine ironwork, its shadowy foyers, and the Escher-like twists of its courtyards and balconies.

Matthew Callan

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