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An Open Letter to Tom Cruise: How to Make a Movie Rock

Dear Tom Cruise: We know you are hurting from the failure of Rock of Ages. However, if you learn the lessons from the best rock-themed movies, you can still make a rock film for the ages.

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Mad Money

Mad Money borrows liberally and carelessly from Set It Off, still a smart, angry film about class divisions that have only grown wider since 1996.

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Abandon (2002)

This is one of the best horror films in some time; not sacrificing itself to irony or parody but committed to the dark corners of human nature and the complex labyrinths that exist in the mind.

Brian Holcomb
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Thank You for Smoking (2005)

Naylor doesn't need a "human" face; we love him the minute he offers us a light.

Tiffany White
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Thank You for Smoking (2005)

The ironies of Thank You for Smoking are not subtle.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Batman Begins (Two-Disc Deluxe Edition with Comic Book) (2004)

Nolan's Batman is perpetually knotted up, unable to forget his dead parents, seeking a vague solace in his hard body's capacity for violence.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Batman Begins (2005)

Christian Bale brings a menace to Batman, making him radically distinct from alter ego Bruce Wayne.

Todd R. Ramlow
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First Daughter (2004)

This is the film's premise, that Sam's existence is simultaneously ideal and outrageous, typical and desirable.

Cynthia Fuchs
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First Daughter (2004)

These 'times' are somehow exponentially more dangerous, but no one refers to 9/11 or the Bush administration, apparently erased in this alternate non-reality.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Pieces of April (2003)

And April sits in the window frame, hair damp, contemplating the disaster she expects her day to become.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Phone Booth (2002)

We're surrounded by spin all the time and I think that many times people who spin for a living really don't know the truth anymore because, I guess, they have to believe so much in the spin that they are spinning.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Dawson's Creek: The Complete First Season

Dawson Leery is not what you'd call a headlong rusher.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Phone Booth (2002)

A function of increasing anxieties about security, surveillance technology, and loss of privacy, this sniper is symptomatic.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Abandon (2002)

Cynical and beautiful. No wonder the boys can't resist her.

Cynthia Fuchs
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