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'Boy Erased' Is an Easy-to-Swallow Capsule of Sexual Repression

Director Joel Edgerton's well-intentioned drama about gay conversion therapy fails to deliver any new insight or even a good cry.

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State of Play

In this new universe where facts are mutable and ends are means, so-called ethical triumphs can only be short-term.

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Part 4: All About My Mother to Sleepy Hollow (October - November 1999)

Outsiders and oddballs make up Part Four's formidable filmmakers, an idiosyncratic collection of dreamers and visionaries.

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Body of Lies

Body of Lies grants Ferris the usual moral rightness -- even as he's committing questionable acts, he means well.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: October 2008

What studio suit thought this was a good idea? With four months to schedule your high priced efforts, you instead unload almost 30 overpriced pictures on an unsuspecting movie audience.

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3:10 to Yuma

As a genre piece, Mangold’s remake satisfies the requisite clichés (sweeping desert vistas, corseted women, ample gunplay), but not much else.

Jarrett Berman
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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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American Gangster

As much as American Gangster loves Frank's intelligence and charisma, it must also condemn his criminality.

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3:10 to Yuma

All the men in this movie think they're doing the right thing, no matter how unhinged their actions may look.

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A Good Year (2006)

As lovely as she may be, Fanny has her work cut out for her in A Good Year.

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Gladiator: Extended Edition (2000)

It's a bad sign for your making-of doc when the most interesting folks to listen to are the studio weasels.

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Cinderella Man

Whether sad, frustrated, or even thinking about losing his temper, Jim is never less than stalwart.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

When the men's opposition is revealed in its tenderest moments, you recall that Weir's work can be supple and strange.

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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

When Master and Commander allows for deviance from such straight-ahead expectations, it is more interesting than when it heaves ho for the thrill-kill.

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