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John Adams (HBO Miniseries)

Avoiding the powdered-wig iconography of the founding fathers, this film broadens the view of these revolutionary leaders and their tumultuous times.

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A Tough Road for Hollywood's Female Film Directors

Like most big-time movie directors, Kasi Lemmons had a studio driver to take her to and from the set of her new film, Talk to Me. "He said he'd driven 130 directors," Lemmons recalled. "And I was the first woman director he'd driven."

Mary F. Pols
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Away from Her (2006)

Both careful and contrived, Away from Her paints marriage as a series of losses, fulfillments, and compromises, infinitely rewarding and painful.

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Dont Come Knocking (2006)

A vivid, genuine exploration of a hell-raiser entering his twilight years apologetically and with an open heart.

Matt Mazur
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Dont Come Knocking (2006)

The reunion of Wim Wenders and Sam Shepard, coming some 20 years after Paris, Texas, demonstrates both the change and sameness in their art.

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The I Inside (2003)

You know something's wrong with your film when the most interesting thing in it is a 20-second scene featuring Robert Sean Leonard.

Nikki Tranter
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Dawn of the Dead (2004)

Don't call it a remake.

Cynthia Fuchs
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My Life Without Me (2003)

Her capacity for intense focus, as Polley observes, makes Ann seem unusual, 'incredibly efficient and practical'.

Cynthia Fuchs
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My Life Without Me (2003)

Ann's decision not to tell seems simultaneously selfless and selfish.

Cynthia Fuchs
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No Such Thing (2002)

Arid and hermetic, it's the first misstep in Hartley's intriguing and varied career.

Elbert Ventura

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