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The Pay Off: The Best Film of 2006

For many of the movies on PopMatters' 2006 list of the year's best films, it is clear that a heavy personal and professional stake was riding on the final product.

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Brick (2005)

"When you are a teenager," says Rian Johnson, "When you are in that world, you don't have that [adult] perspective. And in a subjective way, [high school is] the most serious time in your life."

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Waist Deep (2006)

"Save our streets! Save our streets!" So pronounce the earnest demonstrators who appear at the start of Waist Deep, their placards raised high, their faces showing frustration.

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Brick (2005)

Brendan, with the glasses, makes it his business to see what's going on, being the usual noir guy who walks mean streets.

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Roll Bounce (2005)

'Teenage boys alone in Chicago for the summer spells trouble, especially with a lot of pretty extras around,' says Malcolm Lee.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Roll Bounce (2005)

While Roll Bounce means to be feel-good, its formulaic route to that end is often tedious.

Cynthia Fuchs
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D.E.B.S. (2005)

D.E.B.S. challenges us to rethink our straight-up relationship to the genres it parodies.

Todd R. Ramlow
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You Got Served (2004)

Though Chris Stokes describes the concept as 'Let's put West Side Story with Breakin',' the result is less inspired than such a brainstorm might sound"

Cynthia Fuchs
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Hustle and Heat (2003)

Lisa's got what Rad calls 'more firepower than Waco,' in her garage.

Cynthia Fuchs
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You Got Served (2004)

Just in time for their feature film debut, the enormously popular B2K has disbanded, due to 'cash disputes'.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Deliver Us From Eva (2003)

In the she's-such-a-bitch scenes, Gabrielle Union reveals a completely wonderful comic timing.

Cynthia Fuchs
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