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'Masters of Sex' Is Hardly Clinical

Showtime's Masters of Sex is daring, surprising, and often beautiful, owing much to its stellar cast and writers.

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The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008

Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.

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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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Cloverfield

By being both absolutely verisimilar and absolutely unreal, Cloverfield highlights the extent to which reality is natively constructed.

Erik Hinton
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Cloverfield

The focus on delusional heroism may be Cloverfield's most salient trick.

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The Class

Because so much was going on, the pilot episode had the feeling of a 30-minute trailer: "Here are our characters, tune in next week to see what happens."

Michael Abernethy
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Related

Given its pedigree, Related makes its performance anxiety annoyingly audible.

Samantha Bornemann
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Mean Girls (2004)

Concerns Cady's transformation, as she's subjected to high school and the 'mean girls' who prowl its corridors.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Mean Girls (2004)

In Girl World, as in any feral environment, 'When you get bitten by a snake, you're supposed to suck the poison out.'"

Cynthia Fuchs
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