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    Review: 'Catch .44' Is Fully Loaded With '90s Crime Movie Clichés

    "In The Tradition Of The Usual Suspects And Reservoir Dogs" proclaims the back of BluRay box of the copy we received. If only. The spirit may be willing, but the movie from writer and director Aaron Harvey is weak. Seemingly cobbled together out of leftover ideas from every movie that came...

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    Review: 'London River' A Gentle Current Pain, Anger & Acceptance In The Wake Of Terrorist Attacks

    When Elisabeth (Brenda Blethyn) first hears about the suicide bombings that shook London on July 7, 2005, it's from her television set a world away in Guernsey. Among the pastoral setting of her farm, the events that are happening miles away seem even more horrific and unbelievable, but her shoc...

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    Review: Forget Your Heart: 'New Year's Eve' Just Wants Your Money

    If you've managed to make it through two hours of "New Year's Eve" with the idea that it's about anything more than box office returns and home entertainment bank, Warner Bros., New Line and director Garry Marshall are more than happy to set you straight. In a largely unfunny s...

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    Review: 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy' Is A Remarkable, Quietly Devastating Spy Movie

    The spy genre, is generally speaking, a euphemism for 'action movie' -- look at the explosions, fistfights and car chases of the Bond films, of the 'Mission: Impossible' series, of the 'Bourne' franchise, none of which have much in the way of actual tradecraft. The business o...

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    Review: 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' Provides Worthwhile Thrills In A Disappointingly Unimaginative Package

    “Mission: Impossible” is that rarest of franchises, where it seems unnecessary, or even irrelevant, to compare one installment to another. Because each film was shepherded into existence by a different filmmaker, and in all cases by one branded an “auteur,” they all seem...

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    Review: 'I Melt With You' Is An Intensely Familiar Look At Male Midlife Crisis

    If an alien race were to study our cinema, they’d realize that every man beyond the age of 40 is unhappy and suffering a mid-life crisis. For every happy, well-adjusted middle-aged man in contemporary cinema, there are three more, casually living life out of a suitcase, a bottle, or underneath...

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    Review: Takeshi Kitano's 'Outrage' Is Beautifully Shot & Well Choreographed But Feels Exhausting, Deflated & Empty

    "Outrage," Takeshi Kitano's return to the yakuza genre, received mixed reviews from critics when it had its first official screenings at Cannes in 2010. Though we weren't initially planning on seeing it on the Croisette, we kept hearing positive chatter about the film and decided t...

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    Review: The Ralph Fiennes-Directed 'Coriolanus' Is As Well-Acted As It Is Challenging

    From what little we know of Shakespeare's life, "Coriolanus" was one of his later tragedies; compared to his other works in the same vein, it's one of his more complex ones as well. It doesn't offer us a father betrayed like" King Lear," or a good man undone by his ow...

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