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'I Kill Giants' Is Safe for Kids and Essential for World-weary Adults

One ought not to approach this film looking for action but looking for connection, empathy, emotion.

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Summer of Same: May 2009

May's titles include the fourth films in two aging franchises, more Pixar perfection, and the reboot of a TV series from 40 years ago. And they say there are no new ideas.

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Vantage Point

It’s almost rather brilliant the way the film betrays and sabotages itself as it comes down the home stretch.

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Vantage Point

As Vantage Point becomes increasingly busy with personal betrayals and redemptions, the ostensible politics, reductive to begin with, fall by the wayside.

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Guess Who (2005)

In this comedic refraction of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?, by way of Meet the Parents and basic black-white buddydom, Ashton Kutcher's partner is Bernie Mac.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Guess Who (2005)

Guess Who raises yet-discomforting questions concerning interracial relationships, as differences, assumptions, and resentments still circulate.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Terminal (2004)

The saga of Viktor Navorski (Tom Hanks) is an apt reflection of what might be termed a global fear.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Terminal (2004)

Viktor is pronounced 'unacceptable', a man without nation, identity, or status.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

Johnny Depp spent time learning to swordfight, so that Captain Jack Sparrow could be poised and everready -- in a word, the Muhammad Ali of swordfighters.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

Ingenious and mesmerizing, Johnny Depp embodies the film's essential fantasy, that a pirate's life is exciting and unfettered.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Drumline (2002)

Throughout his smart and entertaining commentary for Fox's DVD release, Charles Stone III underscores not only his intentions, but also his full-on affection for his subjects.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Drumline (2002)

Its enthusiasm is hard to resist.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Snipes (2001)

As Erik puts it, he has 'business to take care of.' That business is hip-hop.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Crossroads (2002)

Unlike the audiences at most movie previews, these folks at 'Crossroads' were amped.

Todd R. Ramlow
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