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'Official Secrets' Is a Devastating Reminder of the Power of Deception

Gavin Hood's thriller about British whistleblower Katharine Gun's attempt to stop the Iraq War, Official Secrets, is nothing special artistically, but its intense relevance burns the screen.

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Watchmen

For Rorschach, there are clear lines between good and evil, and in this he is the most traditional of the superheroes in Watchmen.

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'This Is Not the Culture I Signed Up For': Alan Moore and Hollywood

Who will watch the Watchmen? Not their creator, Alan Moore. And while he seems to be alone in his condemnation with the latest adaptation of his work, Moore's steadfast position deserves some real attention.

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Brideshead Revisited

The new Brideshead Revisited doesn't grapple much with Charles' disconcerting mix of nostalgia and odium regarding British aristocracy.

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: July 2008

And it just doesn't stop. If part two in this three-ring play was packed with well hyped product, July just keeps the receipt treats coming.

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The Lookout

The actual heist is merely a backdrop for the internal monsters that plague the protagonist. This makes for an amazing story.

Tiffany White
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Copying Beethoven (2006)

While Copying Beethoven is a technically well-made, good-looking film, there doesn't seem to be any true soul present.

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The Lookout (2007)

Gordon-Levitt makes Chris' efforts to look at himself honestly seem quite complicated, a series of steps both typical and original.

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Copying Beethoven (2006)

Ed Harris is inspired, inventive and nuanced. At times he appears to be performing in another movie, the better one that might have been.

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Imagine Me & You (2005)

Heck's heartbreak, the most resonanting aspect of this film, is not necessarily a bad thing, but it sure does drain the piss out of Luce and Rachel's final, loving, lesbian embrace.

Marisa Carroll
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Match Point (2005)

Chris is fond of Enrico Caruso, whose voice 'expresses everything that's tragic about life,' one of these Allenish aphorisms that's probably true but just sounds trite.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Chasing Liberty (2004)

Chasing Liberty is another vehicle made to fit Mandy Moore's development as an artist.

Cynthia Fuchs
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