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The Rich Humanism of Sebastián Lelio's 'Gloria Bell'

For those curious about what awaits them on the other side of youth, writer-director Sebastián Lelio's indie drama Gloria Bell offers an unflinching glimpse at some unforgiving terrain.

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Summer of Same: August 2009

With names like Tarantino, Lee, and Zombie, the final month of the season pulls out all the film geek stops. Still, the only guarantee is familiarity, not freshness.

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Summer of Same: June 2009

This month's "original" fare offers a take on a Sid and Marty Krofft classic, more battling seizure robots, and the retaking of '70s subway thriller. Everything old is new again.

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Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

A little cute, sure, but strikingly real -- or at least faked with a lot of heart.

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Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist

At its heart, Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist is a fairy tale, a collective delusion about the here and now.

Brendon Bouzard
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Talk, Talk, Talk: December 2008

Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: October 2008

What studio suit thought this was a good idea? With four months to schedule your high priced efforts, you instead unload almost 30 overpriced pictures on an unsuspecting movie audience.

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Juno

Teens have their precious catchphrases and secret languages, but they're nervous, fumbling creatures. They don’t come equipped with Chaucer-like witticisms, or razor-sharp retorts.

Jarrett Berman
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Digital Dynamite: The 30 Best DVDs of 2007

It was the year of the behemoth box set, the multi-disc triumph that tried to give long suffering fans everything their demanding little digital hearts ever desired. Here are PopMatters' 30 picks for the best DVDs of the year.

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'Juno' grows and grows

Robert W. Butler
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Accepting the Blame: The Top Guilty Pleasures of 2007

PopMatters proffers its collection of 2007's most notable defective faves. And it's okay to laugh. After all, we'd probably do the same to you and your uncomfortable fixations as well.

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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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Performance Art: The Best Acting of 2007 - Female

From the most sweetly nuanced performance of Jennifer Jason Leigh's career to Cate Blanchett's revelatory portrayal of Bob Dylan in I'm Not There, the women of 2007 were stellar.

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Juno

A movie about a 16-year-old girl's unplanned pregnancy, Juno manages to avoid any significant emotional depths, despite its plainly complex subject.

Daynah Burnett
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It Felt Fluid and Rhythmic: An Interview with Diablo Cody and Ellen Page

The story in Juno is unpredictable and touching. But Cody's dialogue is exceptional, a flurry of hip, witty words that snap and dissipate before you can accuse them of being too stylized.

Tricia Olszewski
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Part 5 - Beyond the Envelope

The format forced the issue among cult and commercial products. And TV on DVD highlighted the cream of the creative, forward thinking crop.

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Superbad

Though it seems like a thoroughly modern experience, Superbad does have a delicious throwback mentality, a sense of humiliating history reminiscent of those days in back of the classroom, trading newly learned dirty jokes with your fellow classmates.

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Superbad

The focus remains unchanged: scared, eager boys make their clumsy ways toward a semblance of self-awareness.

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Monkey Business (Part 4: August)

In past years, Hollywood purposely counter programmed these renowned Cineplex dog days, trying to offset the perception that cinematic scraps were all the studios had to offer. From the look of this lame list, it's apparently back to the filmic fridge for some patently warmed over offerings.

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Net-Works: The Best TV of 2006

You won't have to look far along your television dial to discover the Top TV picks from PopMatters staff. From 20 upward, each entry represents the boob tube at its best.

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Arrested Development: Season 3

As an epitaph, there can be none more fitting than the fact that Arrested Development never stooped to conquer. Its influence will be felt for generations to come.

Sean O'Neal
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Arrested Development

Arrested Development went down uncompromised, with guns a-blazing and showing no remorse over its own potential demise.

Amanda Ann Klein
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Arrested Development: Season Two

Twenty-two minutes of a single episode of Arrested Development is still funnier than an entire night of Must-See TV.

Stephen Kelly
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Arrested Development

Arrested Development is too dense, too smart, too strange. These are all ways of saying that it's too good.

Jesse Hassenger
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Arrested Development: Season One

Arrested Development is Bad Behavior writ large, and it is the most consistently funny half-hour to grace the Idiot Box in a long time.

John G. Nettles
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Arrested Development

That Arrested Development mines its laughs by taking potshots at the filthy rich makes it so much more delicious.

Stephen Kelly
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