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All Around the World: The Best International/Indie Films of 2007

Beginning and ending with the superlative filmmaking of Jia Zhang-ke, traversing the nooks and crannies of the globe, PopMatters presents the 20 best international and indie films of 2007.

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Fay Grim (2006)

Fay Grim is less concerned with the details of contemporary spy-craft and global deception than with broader moral questions.

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Reign Over Me (2007)

Even as it probes the difficulties of coping with loss and showcases Cheadle's remarkable capacity for compelling understatement, it also grants Sandler too much time to practice his seriosity in close-up.

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The PopMatters 'Short Ends & Leader' Spring Film Preview

In order to separate the worthy from the worthless, PopMatters' "Short Ends & Leader" editor is highlighting 10 new films he's looking forward to this spring.

Bill Gibron
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Enigma (2001)

Michael Apted speaks of his intent to make the country appear 'beautiful' and, consequently, we're spared shots of bombed-out London or casualties of any kind.

James Oliphant
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Gangster No. 1 (2000)

Gangster No. 1's style and plot are stale.

Kirsten Markson
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Enigma (2001)

There comes a point in 'Enigma' where Jeremy Northam shows up and you feel grateful.

Cynthia Fuchs
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