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    Reverse Shot's Top Ten List for 2006

    As per usual, this Reverse Shot Top Ten list was compiled by polling each of our loyal staff writers for their ten favorite films of the year. The first-place ranked film received ten points, the second-place nine points, and so on. Each film on the resulting list is then assigned to a writer who ...

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    REVIEW | Shallow Grave: Karen Moncrieff's "The Dead Girl"

    Structured as five chapters, each focusing on a female character in some way connected to the "Dead Girl" of the title, Karen Moncrieff's film applies a slightly more sensationalistic bent to the usual roundelay of overlapping stories that comprise the ensemble drama. It opens promisingly, abruptly,...

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    REVIEW | Child's Play: Guillermo Del Toro's "Pan's Labyrinth"

    "A fairy tale for grown-ups!" exclaim the mindless reviewers who can't get their noses out of their press kits. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. Aside from its highly exploitative and infantile use of graphic gore, this one is strictly for the kiddies, or at least, those reared on b...

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    REVIEW | Heaven Scent: Tom Tykwer's "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer"

    Opening the same week as the overstimulated and underconceived "Pan's Labyrinth," Tom Tykwer's compelling and daring "Perfume" is in danger of being ignored. At times as CGI-enhanced as Del Toro's hackneyed trip through the looking glass, "Perfume" nevertheless weaves its effects into a seamless who...

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    REVIEW | Love and Marriage: John Curran's "The Painted Veil"

    "As if a woman ever loved a man for his virtue," scoffs Kitty Fane, heroine of W. Somerset Maugham's 1925 novel "The Painted Veil" - the line remains intact in the new film version. This touches on something raw, the insoluble dilemma that Kitty's heart is rent upon: the people we most esteem or res...

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    REVIEW | Chit Chat: Chris Marker's "The Case of the Grinning Cat"

    Docu-essayist Chris Marker's newest available work, "The Case of the Grinning Cat," is, essentially, a guided tour of the headline events in French public life, from September 11, 2001, through sometime in 2004; from Le Monde's famous, empathetic "Nous sommes tous americains," through Front National...

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    REVIEW | Pomp and Circumstance: Zhang Yimou's "Curse of the Golden Flower"

    Ever since Zhang Yimou's florid visual compositions and technicolor-vibrant hues first moved from the realm of social realist allegory to post-operatic martial artistry, he's been climbing ever more precipitous heights of action-movie gusto. Where to go after the endlessly looping, "Rashomon"-inflec...

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    REVIEW | Style Wars: Steven Soderbergh's "The Good German"

    It's an odd thing when a contemporary filmmaker apes an outmoded era of cinema. When Quentin Tarantino - whose "Kill Bill" literally lifted chop-socky zooms and cuts for some of its throwbacks - does it, the pastiche is a means of appropriation, to capture the sense of film history as ever-evolving,...

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    REVIEW | Death of a Ladies' Man: Roger Michell's "Venus"

    Death be not proud. One hears stories of men on their deathbeds who, lucidity gone, expend their last energy on a vain attempt to masturbate; of Viagra-boosted sex that climaxes in cardiac arrest. This stubbornness of the erotic urge, past physical failing, is the subject of "Venus": Why can't I get...

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    REVIEW | Out of the Past: Isabel Coixet's "The Secret Life of Words"

    Spanish-born writer-director Isabel Coixet treads delicate territory with alternately slippered feet and hammer toes in "The Secret Life of Words," an admirably intimate, character-driven work that burdens itself with more importance than it can ultimately handle. Without spoiling the film's final r...

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