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Lanthimos' 'The Favourite' Plays with History and Our Emotional Impulsivity

Stylistically risqué, The Favourite relates to a certain type of subversive British cinema from filmmakers such as Peter Greenaway, although it is not an imitation.

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More than a Movie: 'The Whistleblower's Heartfelt Plea for Greater Humanity

This small film with a big theme strives to encourage us all to be whistleblowers.

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Cracking the Spine: The Lovely Bones

The author's 'heaven' is a concrete and unexpected place with"lumbering women throwing shot put and javelin"; whereas the filmmaker's interpretation changes 'heaven' to something like a garish, 3-D Hallmark card.

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The Brothers Bloom

Overrated as truth may be, in The Brothers Bloom, Penelope (Rachel Weisz) is supposed to signify it.

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My Blueberry Nights

Wong's films are structured around images of characters in repose, of interactions weighted with desire, and of individual memory and fantasy.

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My Blueberry Nights

In Blueberry Nights, attractions are premised on separate losses, cultivations of similar heartaches, and delights in desserts.

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Definitely, Maybe

As much as she wants her dad's story to be a kind of hybrid surprise, Maya early on comprehends its conventionality.

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Fred Claus

What is Ludacris doing in this movie?

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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 Fountain (2006)

Izzi is both Tommy's end and his means, and so, at last, not quite herself.

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The Constant Gardener (2005)

That might be the film's most potent insight, that the white guy cannot save the day.

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Constantine (2005)

Doubting his mission and his faith even as he's consumed by them, Constantine is an achingly topical comic book/movie hero.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Envy (2004)

Scheduled to open a year ago, Envy is as dopey, uninventive, and smug as you'd expect from a movie that's 'all from shit'.

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Runaway Jury (2003)

Besieged by John Grishamish plot twisties, the actors in Runaway Jury do their best to fashion an emotional coherence.

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The Shape of Things (2003)

This version of Neil LaBute's ongoing project is crisp and aggressive, occasionally alienating or annoying, that is, effectively unlike other movies.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Confidence (2003)

They meet at King's club, where he's auditioning strippers: Dustin Hoffman, big pimping.

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About A Boy (2002)

'About A Boy' is not 'The Hugh Show'. Thank goodness.

Cynthia Fuchs
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