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American Violet

Based on the infamous Panhandle Regional Narcotics Task Force case in Tulia, Texas, American Violet makes clear the corruption and racism that pervades the official structures of its fictional town.

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The Incredible Hulk

In The Incredible Hulk, Betty handles her role as The Girl in unusual and frankly charming ways: she's easily the film's most impressive effect.

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: June 2008

If May almost tent-poled itself out of existence, June will be even worse. After all, are audiences really ready for 13 major release in less than two months -- with more to come?

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The Amateurs

This film has a great deal of potential, but like many of the characterizations, it's not fully realized.

Jessica Suarez
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The Astronaut Farmer (2007)

Audie has always believed Charlie will launch his rocket. And with one neat, maybe comical metaphor, it's very clear what's at stake.

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Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)

In the sequel no one needs to see, the Scooby Gang grapples with the stress of stardom.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Wonderland (2003)

There's no truth in this true crime, only the fictions that sustain 'Hollywood'.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Grey Zone (2002)

This crepuscular work offers the most realistic depiction of the infernal workings of a Nazi death camp ever seen in a fiction film.

Elbert Ventura
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The Good Girl (2002)

Into Justine's black hole of a routine walks Holden glowering, self-consciously poetic, urgent.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Minority Report (2002)

Based on a story published by Philip K. Dick in 1956, 'Minority Report' is science-fiction of the sort that Dick preferred to write -- set in the future, but all wrapped up in concerns that are immediately relevant to the present moment (that the same concerns were relevant back in 1956 is not a little unnerving, as will become clear).

Cynthia Fuchs
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