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What Next, Frozen French Fries? 'The Founder' and McDonald's Origin Story

For this surprisingly hard-edged biopic on the businessman behind McDonald's, Michael Keaton unfurls the black flag of unrepentant capitalism.

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Things We Lost in the Fire

The film intersperses the evolving liaison between Jerry and Audrey with their memories of Brian, suggesting he's their connective tissue even if he is lost.

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K-Ville

Marlin (excellent Anthony Anderson) is devoted to the law and straight lines, except when he sees those lines as unfair to people in need.

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Zodiac

Bonds are fleetingly forged then broken, comradeship and honour are largely absent and, like the Zodiac himself, everyone emerges as a rather lost and damaged soul.

Emma Simmonds
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Zodiac (2007)

David Fincher's excellent new movie winds clues and pursuits into an intriguing, often witty mix of causes and effects. In so doing, it rejiggers the police procedural.

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The PopMatters 'Short Ends & Leader' Spring Film Preview

In order to separate the worthy from the worthless, PopMatters' "Short Ends & Leader" editor is highlighting 10 new films he's looking forward to this spring.

Bill Gibron
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Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2006)

Despite its title, Albert Brooks' new movie, like all his movies, is about his world.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Gothika (2003)

Chloe reminds her of the implacably smug logic of the sane, as they judge the insane: 'If you're here, it must mean that you belong.'"

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Brotherhood of Poland, NH

Small towns of America have enough on their plate. Do they really need David Kelley piling on?

James Oliphant

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