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'Fruitvale Station' Is a Powerful Film That Demands to Be Viewed and Discussed

To what extent is Grant responsible for his life, and to what extent is he a product of a larger culture and society that thrives and survives on the institutional racism against African-Americans?

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Talk, Talk, Talk: November 2008

Like the sainted sigh of relief that comes after another shriek-filled All Hallow's Eve, November usually means the start of the 'nominate me' process for the proposed prestige pictures of 2008.

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Be Kind Rewind

A set of relationships -- father and son, past and present, fiction and something like history -- forms the foundation of Be Kind Rewind, another gently antic film by Michel Gondry.

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Raising Victor Vargas: Special Edition (2003)

What makes Raising Victor Vargas especially rewarding are its details -- in composition, rhythm, and especially, characterization.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Raising Victor Vargas (2003)

Victor's story is at once mundane and delicate, familiar and fresh.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Raising Victor Vargas (2003)

At once affectless and affecting, 'Raising Victor Vargas' is remarkably self-possessed for a first-time feature.

Elbert Ventura
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