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The Tense Tale of 'Black Butterfly' Almost Twists Itself Apart

Imagination and violence collide in this story within a story.

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Because I Said So (2007)

Tacky and terminally bland, Because I Said So sets up one basic joke -- the interfering mother -- and runs it into the ground.

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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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The Prestige (2006)

This trick -- The Transported Man -- is at the center of the film's thematic concerns with replication, movement, and deception.

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Imagine Me & You (2005)

Heck's heartbreak, the most resonanting aspect of this film, is not necessarily a bad thing, but it sure does drain the piss out of Luce and Rachel's final, loving, lesbian embrace.

Marisa Carroll
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Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005)

Andy Shankman's poorly structured, unevenly paced, uninspired movie is set in summertime, which means its release is off season.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Cave (2005)

Space is a primary concern in a movie called The Cave.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Coyote Ugly: The Unrated Extended Cut (2000)

Melanie Lynskey, despite being underused in the film, says more with a couple of gestures and expressions than anyone else does with dialogue.

Will Harris
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The I Inside (2003)

You know something's wrong with your film when the most interesting thing in it is a 20-second scene featuring Robert Sean Leonard.

Nikki Tranter
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Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)

The actors are left with little to do but hustle from scene to scene: pratfall, pathos, hug, repeat.

Jesse Hassenger

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