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The Lodger

David Ondaatje's movie offers up a series of potentially interesting meta-texts, concerning the significantly named Manning's obsession and aggression, his professional identity and, of course, masculinity.

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The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

'You sold your soul the first time you put on that pair of Jimmy Choos.' So ascertains Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), editor-in-chief at Runway magazine, disdainful of her self-doubting assistant. And so she summarizes yet another tale of a little girl who finds corruption in the big city.

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Something New (2006)

As the film is focused on Kenya's dilemmas, Brian is something of a cipher, the primary force for her transformation without a life beyond her vision.

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Land of the Dead (2005)

Predictably macabre, darkly comic, and grimly class conscious, Land of the Dead imagines a world where humans turn against each other when facing dreadful fates.

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The Ring 2 (2005)

Rachel misses the fact that she's living in a horror movie sequel, which ordains that she's not anywhere near 'starting over' in the usual sense.

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