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The Wrestler

Like 'The Ram', we do whatever we can to make it in this world with our dignity or our bodies – though rarely both – intact.

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Exquisite Agony

This holiday season, Mickey Rourke (in The Wrestler) and Will Smith (Seven Pounds) suffer for all us sinners.

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The Wrestler

Just four minutes into The Wrestler, it looks like Randy has good reason to cling to his past, as his present is so exceedingly unpleasant.

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Chaplin: 15th Anniversary Edition

Robert Downey Jr. is a significant reason why this 1993 effort is worth revisiting.

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Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

What a quirky pair of brothers do Philip Seymour Hoffman and Ethan Hawke make.

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A Gallery of Good Works: The Best Films of 2007

From Julian Schnabel's artsy The Diving Bell and the Butterfly to the legendary Coen Brothers splendid adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men, PopMatters counts down the 30 best films of 2007.

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Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

Family tensions run high throughout Before the Devil Knows You're Dead.

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Wild Hogs (2007)

From the director responsible for Van Wilder, Wild Hogs is another thudding men-will-be-boys saga, this time populated by middle-agey stereotypes.

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Alfie (2004)

Jude Law's performance is wholly charming and energetic.

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Alfie (2004)

Surrounded by urgent, provocative signposts that he just can't see, Alfie remains lost.

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Anger Management (2003)

Dave (Adam Sandler) grumbles okay, to everything, his face reorganized into a permanent twist.

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The Guru (2002)

Offers a cagey take on cultural influences and intersections.

Cynthia Fuchs
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