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Lake City

Questions are never good for a thriller. They circumvent any sizzle or suspense you might build up.

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The PopMatters 'Short Ends & Leader' Spring Film Preview

In order to separate the worthy from the worthless, PopMatters' "Short Ends & Leader" editor is highlighting 10 new films he's looking forward to this spring.

Bill Gibron
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Sir! No Sir! (2006)

Sir! No Sir! uses the personal stories of non-cooperators to argue that it was identification with "the enemy", a recognition of the humanity in individual Vietnamese people, that prompted combat and support personnel to refuse orders and quit the military.

Shaun Huston
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Sir! No Sir! (2006)

War, the documentary establishes right off, is mythic and ruinous.

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Barbershop: DVD Collector's Set (2002/2004)

The Barbershop movies focus their energies on familial feelings and communal inclinations, and Cedric's wily jokes.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)

Eddie (Cedric the Entertainer) comes to understand a new place for himself, and, no small thing, frames an acutely political history by his own story.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)

These first five minutes grant Eddie and the barbershop some specific background, of resistance and community.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Barbershop (2002)

Barbershop's multiple charms are all sweet.

Cynthia Fuchs

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