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    Herzog's Death Penalty Doc "Into the Abyss" Gets Rave Reviews

    Much has already been written about "Into the Abyss," Werner Herzog's humanistic gaze into the dark heart of capital punishment in a Texas town. But let me join in the chorus of effusive praise.

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    Review "London Boulevard" is a Starry, Superficial Thriller

    D.W. Griffith allegedly said that the only necessary ingredients to make a movie were a girl and a gun. "London Boulevard," the directorial debut of "The Departed" screenwriter William Monohan, has two girls, several guns, a lot of angry gangsters and a screenplay sly enough to d...

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    J. Edgar - movie review

    Leonardo DiCaprio is not the first name that springs to mind as the embodiment of legendary FBI director J. Edgar Hoover—unlike, for instance, the title character in the upcoming remake of The Great Gatsby. I give the actor credit for his commitment to this assignment, but he’s stil...

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    Immortals - movie review

    What can you say about a movie that calls itself Immortals and then introduces the concept that the Gods of Mount Olympus could be murdered? Some viewers may have mayhem on their minds, as well, after sitting through this long, draggy film wearing 3-D glasses for no special reason.

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    Review: 'Elite Squad: The Enemy Within' Is A Frantic, Expertly Knotty Thriller

    "Elite Squad: The Enemy Within" is a direct sequel to the original "Elite Squad," which was a smart, byzantine thriller largely defined by its bright bursts of color and raw, unhinged momentum that Paul Greengrass would have probably defined as "a little intense." ...

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    DOC NYC '11 Review: Inspirational Football Documentary 'Undefeated' Scores A Touchdown

    Watching inspirational movies is often like eating ice cream. While you're taking it in, it's sweet and immensely pleasurable, but as soon as you've reached the end, all that's left is an empty carton. Maybe we won't go as far as saying this kind of cinema is empty, but those swo...

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