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Director Max Martini on 'SGT. Will Gardner'

From epic John Ford-type western shots to intimate close-ups, Director Max Martini talks about the filming methods used to convey PTSD in his latest, SGT. Will Gardner.

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OMG - The 20 Worst Films of 2008

There's bad, and then there's 2008 level bad. You know this list is looking down into a deep dark bottomless pit of cinematic despair when Mike Myers' shameful Love Guru didn't even make the Top 20!

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Walk the Line

There are so many positive aspects to this film that the empty feeling left when the it ends is utterly shocking.

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Accepting the Blame: The Top Guilty Pleasures of 2007

PopMatters proffers its collection of 2007's most notable defective faves. And it's okay to laugh. After all, we'd probably do the same to you and your uncomfortable fixations as well.

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The Unit

The Unit is not about deserving. It's about the veneer of moral order.

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Part 2 - Outsider Influences

TV was at a standstill. On one side -- the status quo. On the other -- the innovators from outside the mainstream. Guess who ended up winning the 'classics’ argument?

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Balls of Fury

What really gives the cinematic pallet a high-quality cleansing is a ripe old fashioned dose of certifiable stupid.

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The Unit

The Unit doesn't include you in the parameters of the performance. You have to figure yourself who's lying to whom and when it matters.

Television

The Unit

This is what The Unit gets right: while the men's violence can fix any given crisis, domestic effects are perpetual.

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Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

Where other "kids' films" might instruct or condescend, Bridge to Terabithia treats children like what they will eventually become: grown-ups.

Daynah Burnett
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The Unit

This is always the question in The Unit and the Unit: who knows? Even those who do know can't admit it.

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The Unit

It's a show about the Army's clandestine counter-terrorist unit, called The Unit and created by David Mamet. What more do you need to know?

Cynthia Fuchs
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Walk the Line (2005)

John R. Cash (Joaquin Phoenix) is a hard-drinking, drug-abusing, soul-searching, all-black-wearing, June-Carter-loving man.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Supercross: The Movie (2005)

The brothers race against a spectacular California backdrop, with the sort of ridiculous fearlessness that afflicts boys in sports action movies.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Ladder 49 (2004)

As he watches his firefighters guys bond and scuffle, director Jay Russell explains that he began the project with some qualms because of 'all the emotion involved with 9/11.'"

Cynthia Fuchs
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Ladder 49 (2004)

Sentimental and surprisingly uncomplicated, Ladder 49 seems a disservice to the very folks it wants to extol.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The X-Files: The Complete Eighth Season

When a television series grows in depth and complexity, more often than not, there's no going back.

Jesse Hassenger
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The X-Files

The X-Files has long been but a pale reflection of the show it once was.

Sabadino Parker

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