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'Arsenal': Saving Your Brother From Himself

This small entertaining genre movie about the strengths and dangers of brotherhood transcends its shortcomings.

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Part 1: The Thin Red Line to Star Wars Episode I (January - May 1999)

The first part of PopMatters' look back at the films of 1999 is bookended by the long awaited return of two cinematic auteurs of wildly different styles, Terrence Malick and George Lucas.

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Cinema Qua Non - Indispensable DVDs: Part 3

Day Three - The final ten, a cross-culture collection teeming with big ideas, larger than life visions, and perhaps the greatest documentary on rugby you've probably never heard of.

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Igor

Igor fences Eva into a very old-fashioned position: literally a man’s creation, she helps to "civilize" the all-male society.

Lesley Smith
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Talk, Talk, Talk: September 2008

From wars both past and present to a number of nail-biting thrillers, September is sizing up as a potentially profitable one.

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Grace Is Gone

As its title suggests, however, the careful, compelling melodrama Grace Is Gone focuses on what happens when she does not return.

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Martian Child

Based on David Gerrold's semi-autobiographical novella, the movie digs its thematic hole early, and never finds a way out.

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1408

Abjuring the "spook-house bullshit" -- which he believes he knows inside and out, being a purveyor himself, Mike thinks he's seen it all.

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Monkey Business (Part 3: July)

Finally, a month with only one remaining series contender. All wizard based Potter-y aside, this will be the most tenuous time for the business called show. After a strong start, the eccentric collection of entertainments here could make or break this potentially record shattering motion picture season.

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The Ice Harvest (2005)

If Charlie appears seem energetic, if not exactly inspired, it's only because he's in constant, circular motion.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Must Love Dogs (2005)

This family thing is looking rather grim now, as if it's about to swallow the rest of the movie whole.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)

The viewer is left feeling that the Manhattan Project would have been a fantastic topic for a miniseries, but is an awful one for a 120-minute studio flick.

Matthew Callan
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Runaway Jury (2003)

Besieged by John Grishamish plot twisties, the actors in Runaway Jury do their best to fashion an emotional coherence.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Identity (2003)

As James Mangold neatly puts it, these characters are running along 'a kind of Möbius strip of hell.'"

Cynthia Fuchs
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Identity (2003)

Amanda Peet, not incidentally, throws some fine, even sublime, attitude.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Max (2002)

Max is less concerned with making Hitler sympathetic, or even very specific, than it is in using him to illustrate a series of ideas.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Road to Wellville (1994)

Contrary to Kellogg's message, self-denial is ultimately the disease, not the cure.

John G. Nettles
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High Fidelity

In keeping with the spirit of the film itself, I humbly offer the top 5 reasons why Stephen Frears' 'High Fidelity' is worth seeing.

P. Nelson Reinsch
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Being John Malkovich

Being John Malkovich is about celebrity culture, as it inspires, frustrates and pummels you into such desire.

Cynthia Fuchs
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