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Tribeca Film Festival 2012: 'Free Samples'

No one ever said growing up would be easy.

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Iconic - The Top 20 Male Performances of 2008

Like the gladiators of old, 2008 resembles a battle of formidable acting gods, especially when looking over the 20 choices presented below. Indeed, if anything, choosing a winner requires more of a leap of faith than any amount of critical skill - they all were that good.

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Tough and Tender - The Top 20 Female Performances of 2008

Twenty talented ladies, 20 performances worthy of multiple little gold men. Unfortunately, as in all years, someone has to come out on top. But after looking over this impressive list, picking the preeminent turn of 2008 seems almost impossible.

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The Man Who Wasn't There: Wrestling with Oliver Stone's W. and the Enigma of George W. Bush

Stone doesn't "get" Bush’s true historical legacy (any more than the rest of us do in 2008), but he cannily realizes that, warts and all, Bush is an undeniably pivotal figure.

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Good Dick

Good Dick is a familiar romance, in which seemingly mismatched misfits find solace and a kind of perfect harmony in each other.

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W.

The readymade caricature George Bush is as much a reflection of his moment as he is an occasion for Oliver Stone's latest stab at revisionist history.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: October 2008

What studio suit thought this was a good idea? With four months to schedule your high priced efforts, you instead unload almost 30 overpriced pictures on an unsuspecting movie audience.

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Our Very Own

If you're looking for an interesting movie about the South with rich local detail, try Junebug.

Jason Jones
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The Class

Because so much was going on, the pilot episode had the feeling of a 30-minute trailer: "Here are our characters, tune in next week to see what happens."

Michael Abernethy
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Joan of Arcadia

Joan is more a young girl answering to an authority figure than a blind-faith disciple.

Samantha Bornemann
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Joan of Arcadia

The potential for edgier investigations and deeper questions is built into Joan of Arcadia's framework.

Jennifer D. Wesley
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Freddy Vs. Jason (2003)

Yet another generation of Elm Street teens arrive at the grim realization that adults are useless when it comes to serial killers, or anything else.

Cynthia Fuchs

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