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  1. Bran Nue Dae -- Film Review

    10:11 am 1/21/2010

    As a celebration of cultural identity, the Aboriginal musical "Bran Nue Dae" has so much feel-good fizz that you can almost overlook its rickety construction.Read more

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  2. Nowhere Boy -- Film Review

    2:21 pm 10/29/2009

    A passable look at the early life of John Lennon when he was estranged from his mother and raised by his aunt. Fans hoping to discover more about the source of the prickly Beatle's creativity will not find it here.Read more

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  3. Mother and Child -- Film Review

    5:29 pm 9/15/2009

    Like many of Garcia's films, "Mother and Child" plays very well to adult female audiences. Thanks to a name cast -- his scripts attract major talent -- the film should carve out a niche for itself in specialty venues and on cable television.Read more

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  4. Get Low -- Film Review

    5:09 pm 9/13/2009

    "Get Low" coasts along on Southern folkloric whimsy and sly humor for a good while but can't escape the fact that, as backwoods legends go, this one lacks a real payoff.Read more

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  5. I Am Love -- Film Review

    2:55 pm 9/7/2009

    Luca Guadagnino's "I Am Love" starts off dynamically, even with its old-fashioned credits and majestic symphonic flair. No coincidence, the film is a modern melodrama, both sweeping and constrained, that blooms slowly.Read more

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  6. Enter the Void -- Film Review

    3:16 pm 5/22/2009

    It goes without saying that "Enter the Void" is violent, but its obsessive emphasis on sex and drugs -- to the point that most viewers are going to feel utterly bludgeoned by both -- makes it virtually unwatchable, especially at its unofficial "director's cut" length of 160 minutes.Read more

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  7. Art & Copy -- Film Review

    11:56 am 4/6/2009

    A comprehensive history of modern-day advertising, this Sundance documentary entrant is an embracing glimpse into big industry, pop culture and the creative process.Read more

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  8. The Shock Doctrine -- Film Review

    1:34 pm 2/9/2009

    Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross' "The Shock Doctrine" is an illustrated movie guide to Naomi Klein's best-selling book that attacks so-called "disaster capitalism." As such, the movie fails to make her case.Read more

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  9. Film Review: The Messenger

    11:18 am 1/30/2009

    Offering another perspective on the Iraq war's impact on returning soldiers, "The Messenger" gingerly probes wounds that are still healing with admirable empathy and insight.Read more

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  10. Film Review: The Missing Person

    11:29 am 1/29/2009

    Writer-director Noah Buschel's third feature, "The Missing Person," is a low-key mystery that's initially engaging but ultimately lacks sufficient intrigue to sustain interest.Read more

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