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David Byrne Channels the Weird and the Ordinary in 'True Stories'

As a piece of both cultural history and film history, David Byrne's True Stories takes its place alongside two other films from the mid-'80s that are also steeped in a surrealistic other-worldly place, Repo Man and Blue Velvet.

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Groundhog Day

James Greene, Jr.
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Part 5: The Return of the Auteur

That noise you heard near the start of the new millennium was the creative din of a brash new breed of filmmakers tearing down the traditions of mainstream moviemaking. Their motion picture mission statements -- including the ones featured on this list -- remain the rulebook for new generations of anxious film artists.

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Little Black Book (2004)

A movie where Carly Simon serves as guiding light can't be all bad.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Freaky Friday (2003)

Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan bring an appealing mutual affection to the remake of Freaky Friday.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Freaky Friday (2003)

It's good to see Jamie Lee Curtis acting like a 15-year-old.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Love Liza (2002)

Phillip Seymour Hoffman defies the shallow gravity of Hollywood logic.

Terry Sawyer
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Love Liza (2002)

Love Liza wallows in grief and asks its audience to do likewise.

Nicholas Schager

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