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'Phenomenon': Or, How to Make Use of Good Manure

Sometime before being dismissed as out of his gourd, John Travolta made a film more than suggestive of his growing attraction to the marriage of the worlds of spiritualism and science fiction.

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Something a Little Bit Different: 'David Byrne: Ride, Rise, Roar'

David Byrne's theme of human optimism in the face of the dread inherent in an increasingly impersonal world continues -- a theme becoming more relevant with each passing decade.

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'The Roommate' Ain't 'Single White Female'

If one can say something close to complimentary about The Roommate, it's that Leighton Meester pulls off playing a slick psycho with a slightly tantalizing believability.

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Deadly Connections in 'My Time Will Come'

My Time Will Come is a cinematic achievement from a region of the world whose theatrical talent has been given little spotlight. Its value as a work of ingenuity will make it a prized possession of any film aficionado's library.

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'Inside Job' Is a Call to Arms

Treated almost like a crime story, Inside Job unveils a sordid world of the prosperous elite who take an almost unseemly pleasure in living lives of unscrupulous lavishness, with no regard to whom they harm.

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'Crumb': Portrait of an Artist as a Self-Exiled Man

An in-depth analysis of the reclusive man, his troubled family, and his infamously provocative work, which has both won him praise and garnered him criticism bordering on outright disgust.

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Party Monster (2003)

Michael Alig's megalomania even reached such epic proportions that he had no qualms about bragging over the murder on camera during the filming of the original Party Monster documentary.

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The X-Files

The X-Files has long been but a pale reflection of the show it once was.

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So Long, and Thanks for All the Laughs

[Douglas Adams possessed] a mind that had an amazing ability to place a unique perspective on weighty matters while maintaining a tone of absolute lightheartedness. Adams was one person who could see the big picture and realize how terribly bland a sight it was.

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