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The Damned United

Sheen has portrayed real life British figures who achieved popularity and notoriety in the respective industries of politics, broadcasting and sports. This is his best performance yet.

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Shall We Kiss?

This is repetitive and subdued, but those looking for a little less fluff in their romantic comedies would be well to do by renting this French export.

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Downhill Racer

A visually stunning sports movie that tweaks the formula just enough to make a personal, thoughtful film without refuting genre expectation.

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Sugar

Melancholic and pragmatic, Sugar is not a rousing Saturday night sports movie, but rather an intelligent and stirring representation of real life.

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Adventureland

A hugely enjoyable blend of humor and agony that captures the confused, painful, but open-ended state of late adolescence.

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Husbands

There’s much to appreciate here, but nothing that isn’t found in Cassavetes’ other films, which don’t have this level of self-involvement and incoherence.

Stephen Snart
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Doc Martin: Series 2

Part James Herriot and part Northern Exposure, this is a reassuringly British comedy/drama.

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The Hit

This opens as a full-on gritty gangster film, but radically shifts gears to become a psychedelic head trip about questioning self-identity.

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Bruce Springsteen Road Trip: 40 Years of the Boss

The second disc is a keeper; the first, flick it out an open window and watch it fly.

Stephen Snart
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Wings: Final Season

Dependable but not exceptional and with the right expectations, a certain amount of enjoyment can still be found.

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Last Chance Harvey

Seemingly designed for in-flight viewing, this film is the equivalent of a competently written paperback, or a leftover helping of Ma’s comfort food.

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Henry Poole Is Here

Not religious enough for Sunday school, but enough bent to be shelved in the Christian Inspiration section.

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Changeling

There’s a touch of Arthur Miller in the way the audiences emotions are played in this story of challenging authority.

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Michael Powell Double Feature

‘Age of Consent’ is a rather unfortunate swan song, but ‘A Matter of Life and Death’ makes this DVD set well worth it.

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Le Deuxième Souffle

Melville’s entertaining crime thriller favors quiet suspense over ostentatious action.

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Rebecca

If I had to pinpoint one reason for Rebecca’s prestige it is precisely this: the film’s interest in the natural over the supernatural and the emotional over the sensational.

Stephen Snart
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