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Pretty Vacant

The world of The Duchess should have been one of fiery tumult, but little of that foment makes it into this film’s garden party landscape.

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The Duchess

The movie, which surely celebrates Georgiana's (Keira Knightley) luxurious "hats and dresses," also solicits your sympathetic frustration and outrage over her oppression.

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Atonement

There are so many perspectives to be considered in this film, that it might be said director Joe Wright had one too many cooks in the English country estate’s proverbial kitchen.

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Silk

A beautiful movie. So very, very beautiful. Achingly beautiful, excruciatingly beautiful, tear-inducingly beautiful.

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Atonement

The lingering deaths of soldiers and the lost causes they embody serve as tragic backdrops to the less compelling plot points embodied by Briony and her characters.

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Monkey Business (Part 1: May)

Talk about frontloading your approach. Each week in this first full month of patented popcorn movies finds another famous franchise icon making a major blockbuster bow. Only truly disastrous results from these guaranteed crowd-pleasers will keep the coffers from clogging with cash.

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Domino (2005)

Imagine Mallory Knox as her own reality tv show star, less inclined to take up with the absolutely wrong man, and able to handle her mascara like a pro.

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