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'Death and the Civil War' Is an Excellent Account of How America Learned to Handle Death

A vivid adaptation of Drew Gilpin Faust’s acclaimed book This Republic of Suffering, this nearly two-hour documentary is among the best of its kind.

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Frost/Nixon

No matter Frost/Nixon's efforts to revise it, history will never be the same.

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Frost/Nixon: An Interview with a Vampire

Frank Langella seethes and pulsates with cunning as the deposed president in 'Frost/Nixon', a far cry from the grinning cowboy executive Josh Brolin presented in 'W'.

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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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Nip/Tuck

This is classic Nip/Tuck, a moment of complication, perhaps even "truth," amongst the regular soap operatics. It's one of the rewards for sitting through much of the rest of the show.

Todd R. Ramlow
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Casanova (2005)

This would be the cleaned-up, wearisome, supposedly romantic version of the notorious Casanova.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Casanova (2005)

Gaudy and giddy, this Casanova is full of energy but also strangely limp.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Ice Harvest (2005)

If Charlie appears seem energetic, if not exactly inspired, it's only because he's in constant, circular motion.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Kinsey (2004)

Not only is the character difficult by heroic biopic standards, but his story combines radical thinking, extraordinary generosity, and supreme egotism.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Kinsey (2004)

At its best, Kinsey turns nearly impressionistic, as when it represents the doctor's increasingly convoluted relationships with his team.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Pieces of April (2003)

And April sits in the window frame, hair damp, contemplating the disaster she expects her day to become.

Cynthia Fuchs

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