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The Trials of an Unlovable Loser: 'Dark Horse'

The new film by Todd Solondz finds the notorious director of Happiness and Storytelling being surprisingly compassionate -- gentle, even.

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Fortunately for all concerned, Kali Rocha plays school principal Emma Wiggins as Megan Mullally-lite, with barely a hint of a circulatory system.

Roger Holland
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National Treasure (2004)

Popular propaganda at its best -- high quality creative work allied to a resounding endorsement of a status quo the American electorate seems determined to maintain.

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Gigli (2003)

It's tempting to imagine what extras might have been like for a Gigli DVD, given that the film received what had to be the most vehement critical drubbing of any released this past year.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Gigli (2003)

His hair slicked back, his face set in an expression resembling impassivity, Larry Gigli (Ben Affleck) tends to philosophize with his marks.

Cynthia Fuchs

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