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NYC Randomness: 'Love & Mercy' Panel + 'Skin Wars' Fashion Event

Some photos of Brian Wilson and John Cusack discussing Love & Mercy and of a Skin Wars body-painting fashion show.

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Independent Film Festival of Boston: The Extra Man / Harmony and Me

The Independent Film Festival of Boston is running April 21-28 at various locations throughout the greater Boston area.

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There Will Be Blood

However fictional, Daniel Plainview is like history come to life -- more Frankenstein's monster than wax doll.

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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 - Male

From the tender and eerie precision of Sam Riley's depiction of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis in Control to yet another superlative performance by Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood, PopMatters highlights the best male actors of 2007.

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There Will Be Blood

Land, oil, blood. There will be lots of all in Paul Thomas Anderson's stunning new movie.

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Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema (2006)

This was never intended to be a conventional movie, but more like a personal industrial film illustrating the process that brings the corpse of a cow to your dinner table.

Brian Holcomb
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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 Miss Sunshine (2006)

Little Miss Sunshine is that rare comedic film that earns its laughs through textured characterizations and authentic, humanizing contradictions.

Kate Williams
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Fast Food Nation (2006)

Unabashedly didactic, Fast Food Nation points out the cruel lot of immigrant laborers without rights.

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Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

Even as Sheryl and Grandpa try to soothe little Olive, her father's "refuse to lose" credo creates a mountain of expectation.

Daynah Burnett
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The King (2005)

Though Elvis seems impelled by the memory of his dead Mexican mother and trained to deliver a certain calculated violence, his power is illusory.

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The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005)

They inhabit an ideal world, located, a title helpfully informs you, on an isolated island off the Eastern Coast of the United States, 1986. They coo and cuddle, he coughs ominously, and they seem momentarily content, absorbed in one another. And then comes trouble.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Girl Next Door: Unrated Version (2004)

The film begins by introducing just how hard it is to be in high school -- a good and difficult thing for adults to remember.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Girl Next Door (2004)

For all its raunchy allusions and language (and porn stars), the film is essentially conservative, as Matt succeeds in romance and business.

Cynthia Fuchs

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