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The Hoax

The film does not shy away from the innate unlikability of its leading man and it also explores, cannily, the damage one person’s dishonesty can inflict upon everyone around them.

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The Dead Girl (2006)

An anthology of five stories organized around the titular corpse, the movie is a bleak but oddly robust homage to women's survival and defeat in the face of violence, oppression, and non-options.

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Bad News Bears (2005)

Morris Buttermaker's (Billy Bob Thornton) efforts to 'get down' with his token black player lead to slogany appreciation for the struggle ('Don't trust whitey') and the requisite 'the shizzle'.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Crush (1992)

Crush conveys horror in a setting where eruptions of Otherness are barely contained, if also erratically effective.

Daniel Mudie Cunningham
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p.s. (2004)

Simultaneously affectionate, startled, yearning, and anxious, Laura Linney and Topher Grace make awkwardness into art.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Casa de los Babys (2003)

The movie, which focuses on a group of U.S. women arrived in an unidentified Latin American country to adopt children, is as much about cultural imperialism and racism as it is about women and babies.

Cynthia Fuchs
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