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Why Does 'Batman Forever' Make Some Men So Uncomfortable?

Like a Good Housekeeping magazine cover, Val Kilmer's Bruce Wayne is Batman in a sweater with a pot roast in the oven. Why does that make some men squirm?

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Dead Man's Bounty

Brian Holcomb
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Comanche Moon

The most outrageous and most pleasurable element in Comanche Moon, Inish Scull (Val Kilmer) is also its strangest, least plausible, and most convincing incarnation of "history."

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Time Encapsulating: The Best DVDs of 2006

From solid single issues to amazingly complete film and television compilations, the works highlighted here argue for DVD's continued importance.

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Déjà Vu (2006)

The movie's leap from contemporary coppish thriller into science fiction is initially jarring.

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Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005)

It's a surprise that Shane Black's Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang works as well as it does.

Jesse Hassenger
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Mindhunters (2004)

While the accumulating bodies and declarations of motive are unclever, Mindhunters does make good (if not quite enough) use of LL Cool J.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Alexander: Director's Cut (2004)

Oliver Stone calls his Alexander 'a new genre, a masculine-feminine action figure,' more like Monty Clift and James Dean than Russell Crowe.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Mindhunters (2005)

In Mindhunters, the relationship between realness and not is especially fraught.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Top Gun: Special Collector's Edition (1986)

One angle on this newness was the boys' deep friendships, masculine and competitive but also tender and intimate.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Alexander (2004)

Though Olympias is unbeatably charismatic (and plain fun amid all the drearily inclined boys), the film takes a typically Stonian approach to the evil woman.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Stateside (2004)

Dori Lawrence (Rachael Leigh Cook) is a multi-threat performer, her career reeling between movies and rock 'n' roll, sometime in the 1980s.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Spartan (2004)

David Mamet extends his famous preoccupation with masculine preoccupations into the murky workings of the U.S. government.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Missing

At the first moment you see Maggie (Cate Blanchett) on screen in Ron Howard's The Missing, you know this is one of those Cate Blanchett tough-girl projects.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Missing

Maggie's toughness is surely enhanced by Blanchett's fabulous cheekbones and icy eyes.

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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Real Genius (1985)

Whereas most teen films collapse into a mindless sequence of witless one-liners and antiquated sight gags, Real Genius remains effervescent and engaging.

David Sanjek
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The Salton Sea (2002)

Danny's story is part noiry nightmare, part scam saga, and part junkie-underground travelogue.

Cynthia Fuchs
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