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Hannibal Lecter May Be 'The Silence of the Lambs' Icon But Clarice Starling Is the Movie

The Criterion edition of 1991's The Silence of the Lambs reminds us what the film has always stood for: Don't underestimate Clarice.

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Actresses Shining Behind The Cameras

Many columns have been devoted to the successful transitions of actors such as Clint Eastwood and Ben Affleck from acting into directing, but who are some of the women that have excelled behind the camera?

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SXSW Film Festival Day 6: Mel Gibson and 'The Beaver'

The Beaver's world premiere at SXSW leaves an audience wondering if they enjoyed it or not.

Faith Korpi
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Nim's Island

The focus in Nim's Island is most earnestly on the relationship that develops between 11-year-old Nim and Alex (Jodie Foster) from San Francisco.

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Performance Art: The Best Acting of 2007 - Female

From the most sweetly nuanced performance of Jennifer Jason Leigh's career to Cate Blanchett's revelatory portrayal of Bob Dylan in I'm Not There, the women of 2007 were stellar.

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The Brave One

For all the hubbub about the sensational girl shooter, The Brave One is almost more interesting for its flaws and omissions.

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Taxi Driver: Collectors Edition

The extras driving this Collector's Edition of Taxi Driver.

Bruce Dancis
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The Pay Off: The Best Film of 2006

For many of the movies on PopMatters' 2006 list of the year's best films, it is clear that a heavy personal and professional stake was riding on the final product.

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Inside Man (2006)

Appearing in tight shots, the grainy hi-def digital exacerbating their complexities, the interviewees are traumatized or performative, sometimes both.

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Inside Man (2006)

New York is everywhere in Spike Lee's sharp, new, genre-bending movie.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Flightplan (2005)

The contrast between Kyle's multiple layers of loss and the flurry of life that goes on without her is briefly compelling.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Flightplan (2005)

Jodie Foster's face is the most frequently used and most powerful effect in Flightplan.

Cynthia Fuchs
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A Very Long Engagement (2004)

The memory of war -- collective and individual -- is at best a deterrent, at worst, a fantasy to fuel more of the same.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Panic Room (2002)

This 'Panic Room' DVD leaves you to figure the moves and angles.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002)

Undertakes yet another examination of the restraints of orthodox Western religion.

Chris Robé
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Panic Room (2002)

In lieu of plot or character, 'Panic Room' offers the house.

Cynthia Fuchs
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