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Summer of Same: August 2009

With names like Tarantino, Lee, and Zombie, the final month of the season pulls out all the film geek stops. Still, the only guarantee is familiarity, not freshness.

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Interview

Jack Patrick Rodgers
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Stardust

Daynah Burnett
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Interview

Katya and Pierre's mutual distrust is predictable, but the movie emphasizes their sometimes surprising sameness.

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Monkey Business (Part 4: August)

In past years, Hollywood purposely counter programmed these renowned Cineplex dog days, trying to offset the perception that cinematic scraps were all the studios had to offer. From the look of this lame list, it's apparently back to the filmic fridge for some patently warmed over offerings.

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Factory Girl (2006)

Part breathless, part exhausted, the movie offers up a gossipy interpretation of Edie Sedgwick's life and death.

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Casanova (2005)

This would be the cleaned-up, wearisome, supposedly romantic version of the notorious Casanova.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Casanova (2005)

Gaudy and giddy, this Casanova is full of energy but also strangely limp.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Layer Cake (2004)

Daniel Craig ensures that you see XXXX's mind wheels turning as he confronts each new impasse.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Layer Cake (2004)

The hero of Layer Cake has no name. This matters less than you might think.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Alfie (2004)

Jude Law's performance is wholly charming and energetic.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Alfie (2004)

Surrounded by urgent, provocative signposts that he just can't see, Alfie remains lost.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Keen Eddie

Keen Eddie is breezy summer fun: fast-paced, quirky, and, a rarity in summer TV, intelligent.

Stephen Kelly
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