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Tribeca 2018:  'Netizens' and 'Every Act of Life'

These important documentaries about online abuse and the works of Terrence McNally attempt to illuminate empathy and social awareness at a time when it is being woefully ignored.

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Passengers

As much effort as apparently went into it, the film nonetheless feels like a pit stop for everyone involved.

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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.

Ben Hamilton
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Lakeview Terrace

The movie doesn't stay fixed on its well-drawn sociological cul-de-sac; the score becomes ominous.

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Lakeview Terrace

Lisa (Kerry Washington) is Lakeview Terrace's most dislocated figure, caught between an overbearing father and a frenzied husband.

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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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Talk, Talk, Talk: September 2008

From wars both past and present to a number of nail-biting thrillers, September is sizing up as a potentially profitable one.

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Evening (2007)

More troubling than Evening's technical failures, the film suffers from a host of cynical political and social themes that undercut the drama throughout.

Mike Scalise
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Little Children (2006)

Director Todd Field's eye for the minutiae of the everyday is impeccable.

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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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Little Children (2006)

If Little Children is pedantic and sometimes smug in its judgments, it is also painful.

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Hard Candy (2005)

David Slade's film is discomforting, pressing at collective nerves exposed by any number of recent 'investigative reports' on child predators.

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The Phantom of the Opera (2004)

You might read this as a not-so-subtle indictment of the bourgie masses who consume popular culture: their taste sucks.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Alamo (2004)

'A lot of people who have seen this movie are surprised that we have depicted these people warts and all,' says historian Stephen L. Hardin.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Alamo (2004)

Standing on a rooftop at the Alamo, the apparently valiant and suddenly insightful Davy Crockett (Billy Bob Thornton) pulls out his fiddle.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Angels in America

By far the most resonant aspect of Angels in America today is its exposure of simplistic struggles over definitions of 'good' and 'evil'.

Todd R. Ramlow
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