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He’s Lost Control

The kids who grew up in the '90s had the haunted Kurt Cobain; my generation had the tormented Ian Curtis.

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The Ruins

The Ruins achieves something like a metaphor, as the tourists' fears infect their very beings.

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Super Duper Bad: The Worst Films of 2007

From Good Luck Chuck to Julie Taymor's ill-advised Beatlesque '60s tribute Across the Universe, PopMatters presents the dreck of 2007.

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Performance Art: The Best Acting of 2007 - Male

From the tender and eerie precision of Sam Riley's depiction of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis in Control to yet another superlative performance by Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood, PopMatters highlights the best male actors of 2007.

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Control

What could have easily ended up as a humorless exercise in hipster excess turns out warm and snappy.

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Control

Despite occasional strange and impossibly intimate reveries, the film lapses frequently into biopickish shorthand.

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Across the Universe

Such structural spottiness -- great numbers punctuating humdrum character arcs -- is hardly unusual in a musical.

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Copying Beethoven (2006)

While Copying Beethoven is a technically well-made, good-looking film, there doesn't seem to be any true soul present.

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Copying Beethoven (2006)

Ed Harris is inspired, inventive and nuanced. At times he appears to be performing in another movie, the better one that might have been.

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