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Stepping Out (and Stepping Back in Time) With a Few 'Modern Girls'

A flashy relic from the '80s, Modern Girls is full of unrelenting, heedless energy, moving from setpiece to setpiece like a demented Bob Fosse number performed along Sunset Strip.

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The Number 23 (2007)

The movie is at least nominally aware of the silliness of its device, that the finding of 23s in every frame is a game, that the meanings are more about readers' needs than some grand plan of the universe.

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A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

That a down home jamboree could be interesting to heavy-metal loving middle school students speaks to its wide.

Michael Buening
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Smith

Faces are hard to read in Smith. Sometimes, this inscrutability is obvious, even exaggerated.

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A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

A Prairie Home Companion combines typical Altman strategies, like overlapping dialogue and converging multiple storylines, as well as his fanatical appreciation for the process of creating art.

Matt Mazur
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A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

You might call A Prairie Home Companion an unlikely Lindsay Lohan movie. You could also call it the best work she's done, the best work she's likely to do, or the best chance she's had to do good work.

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Firewall (2006)

Is there any role that Mary Lynn Rajskub can't make strange? I mean, delightfully and eloquently strange?"

Cynthia Fuchs
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Sideways (2004)

Amid the road-tripping and the boy bonding, it is Maya who resonates at last.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Sideways (2004)

On the DVD, the actors gamely compete with self- mocking descriptions of themselves and each other.

Jesse Hassenger
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Sideways (2004)

Always a resourceful, thoughtful performer, Virginia Madsen almost offsets Sideways' overriding, occasionally prosaic interest in the boys' journey.

Cynthia Fuchs
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American Dreams

American Dreams recognizes an important point: rock and roll was deeply dependent on television in its early days. And that hasn't really changed.

Norma Coates
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