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'Parenthood', or, Beating One's Head Against the Wall

For its last four seasons, Parenthood has owned the territory of manufactured middle-class angst.

Lesley Smith
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Bobby (2006)

As reporter Warren Wilson remembers, "That would have been less of an impact on me, had I been shot [as he nearly was], than Kennedy being killed, stopped, in a moment in America's history, when we needed him and his advocacy more than ever before."

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The Skeleton Key (2005)

For anyone with even passing knowledge of Southern gothics, Violet (Gena Rowlands) is all red flags.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Baadasssss! (2003)

Mario Van Peebles came up understanding the power of images as a means to incite and reveal revolution.

Cynthia Fuchs
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3-Way (2004)

Dwight Yoakam needs our support, and that's the only reason to watch 3-Way.

John G. Nettles
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Baadasssss! (2004)

At once the biography of Melvin Van Peebles as a young, angry, brilliant filmmaker (played by Mario, who looks achingly like his dad in a couple of shots, with cigar, sculpted face, and black hat), and his own biography.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Honey (2003)

Honey's so good that local hoochie mama just has to challenge her.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Antwone Fisher (2002)

'I wasn't concerned with whether or not the audience liked Antwone at first.'"

Cynthia Fuchs
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Antwone Fisher (2002)

This single-mindedness can feel limited; there's obviously more to Antwone's story than the scenes in which he appears.

Cynthia Fuchs

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