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Evil Is Art, Murder Is Art, Torture Is Art: On Lars von Trier's 'The House that Jack Built'

It isn't entirely irredeemable, but The House that Jack Built's familiar gimmicks say much more about Lars von Trier as a brand than as a provocateur or artist.

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You, Me and Dupree (2006)

This impossible place -- most desired object and least elucidated subject -- makes Molly typical of the women in white guy romcoms.

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Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos (2006)

Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos is an adoring, disco-accompanied, bright-lighted look back at a brief moment when soccer was popular in the States.

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Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005)

Angela Robinson says the movie shows the 'scope and the joy of being a contender, more than winning, necessarily.' That Herbie allows this 'scope and joy' for a girl driver is mostly delightful.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Outsiders: The Complete Novel (1983)

Rarely does a director's cut reflect a vision 'truer' to a source text. But, like most everything else surrounding the picture, The Outsiders: The Complete Novel is quite an anomaly.

Michael Christopher
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Over the Edge (1979)

Revisiting Over the Edge is always an education, especially if you grew up watching it repeatedly, as I did.

Nikki Tranter
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Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005)

Whether or not you believe any angle of Lindsay Lohan's ever new image, she's certainly learned how to recycle, a useful skill in her chosen profession.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Big Town (1987)

In Cullen's rise to the top, he summarily steps on everyone who tries to help him or slow him down.

Kevin Jagernauth
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Crash (2004)

The lesson seems geared toward those viewers who were surprised by the Rodney King video, that is, people who don't regularly deal with cultural collisions.

Cynthia Fuchs
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There's Something More About Mary (1998)

It's easy to deride the Farrellys' work, to dismiss their brand of humor or their dogged efforts to be 'politically incorrect.' Still, they serve more substantive functions than dosing 12-year-old boys with chickens-up-the-butt jokes.

Cynthia Fuchs
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City of Ghosts (2002)

A strangely moralistic romance, premised on his relationship with the setting, Cambodia.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Deuces Wild (2002)

A heavy-handed glob of a movie.

Cynthia Fuchs
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