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Part 2: The Virgin Suicides to The Blair Witch Project (May - August 1999)

In Part Two of our look at the most memorable films of 1999, we experience music, foul-mouthed mayhem, and a late, great auteur's final cinematic statement.

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Performance Art: The Best Acting of 2007 - Male

From the tender and eerie precision of Sam Riley's depiction of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis in Control to yet another superlative performance by Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood, PopMatters highlights the best male actors of 2007.

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Michael Clayton

The film's strength lies in its poetic inclinations, its meditation on the ways that money, politics, and fear shape moral choices.

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Avenue Montaigne (Fauteuils dorchestre) (2006)

Danièle Thompson's Avenue Montaigne is a paean to Paris, love, and the invigorating power of art.

Michael Buening
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Sketches of Frank Gehry by Sydney Pollack (2005)

Sydney Pollack's film captures Frank Gehry's story exquisitely, taking us from initial conception to finished form.

Noah Davis
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Swimming Home with John Cheever

Sometimes, the written word can be far more evocative than the most memorable motion picture. Such is the case with John Cheever's classic short story about alienation amongst the sun-drenched swimming pools of suburbia.

Jennifer Makowsky
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The Interpreter (2005)

Sydney Pollack's latest thriller touches on a range of topical matters, from diplomatic skirting of African genocides to U.S. intelligence agency confusions.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Independent's Day: The Ultimate Insider's Look at the Crazy World of Sundance (1998)

Indie fanatics will appreciate this behind-the-scenes look at the independent film business set against the backdrop of the Sundance Film Festival.

Jennifer Lind-Westbrook
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