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'Life in Flight' Flies Too Low

Here was an opportunity to delve deep into a study of the modern American family, and its subsequent breakdown upon entering the 21st century -- an opportunity missed.

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Bug

Jake Meaney
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Bug (2006) (2006)

What goes on in Aggie's head is the point of departure for Bug, which is not, as early trailers suggested, anything like a conventional horror film.

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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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William Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice (2004)

Pacino contains Shylock's temper as reaction, looking simultaneously vile and vulnerable, hardly a simple balance.

Cynthia Fuchs
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William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice (2004)

Jessica is alone, contemplative, and distressed.

Cynthia Fuchs
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William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice (2004)

Pacino, noted lover of Shakespeare, strives for a multi-dimensional characterization of the angry Shylock, underlining his sadness and indignation.

Jesse Hassenger

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