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Atonement

There are so many perspectives to be considered in this film, that it might be said director Joe Wright had one too many cooks in the English country estate’s proverbial kitchen.

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Amazing Grace (2006)

The movie's thematic insistence on seeing takes shape through slavery, a horrible moral blight even if it's off-screen in the colonies and not in London with our heroes.

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Renaissance (2006)

Illusion is frequently the threat in noir (the dark alley hides a killer, the femme is fatale), but the SF angle in Renaissance tweaks the possibilities.

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Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004)

Rory rails against a society that is ultimately supportive of him. Instead, he should be rebelling against the screenplay, his more immediate handicap.

Dan Zak
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Vanity Fair (2004)

Ah, to be young, bright, and scheming in 19th-century Britain!"

Cynthia Fuchs
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Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)

Suddenly, Katey's aware of a perspective other than hers and other Americans'.

Cynthia Fuchs
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I Capture the Castle (2003)

The Cottons bluster into the Mortmains' lives, as Americans in British tales will do.

Tracy McLoone
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