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  1. Film Review: In the Loop

    3:31 pm 1/23/2009

    This is fiction, of course, yet you do worry: What if this is close to what really happened? Altered documents, misleading statements, lack of intelligence, internal in-fighting and deliberate diversions -- they all play so true to life.Read more

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  2. Film Review: Arlen Faber

    6:30 pm 1/22/2009

    "Arlen Faber" is the kind of gentle and smart amusement that might passeth the understanding of provincial elitist Hollywood decision-makers but will strike a strong chord with middle-American audiences.Read more

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  3. Film Review: Against the Current

    6:30 pm 1/22/2009

    Outfitting his river movie "Against the Current" with comedy, sadness and wit, writer-director Peter Callahan plunges into the Hudson for a downstream swim through emotional currents that run stronger and more treacherously than the river's.Read more

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  4. Film Review: Shrink

    6:30 pm 1/22/2009

    If a movie is called "Shrink," you know the psychiatrist in question is going to be a) crazy or b) spectacularly unprofessional or c) loaded with severely damaged, drug-addled patients. Director Jonas Pate goes for d) all of the above.Read more

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  5. Film Review: Bronson

    6:30 pm 1/22/2009

    Anyone who still thinks of British films as genteel will certainly have a rude awakening while watching "Bronson," which is one of the films competing in the world dramatic category at Sundance.Read more

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  6. Film Review: Motherhood

    6:30 pm 1/22/2009

    After seeing too many edgy, impenetrable, ambitious Sundance movies aiming -- and failing -- to set the world on fire, it can be something of a relief to find a frothy, mainstream comedy that actually delivers some entertainment value.Read more

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  7. Film Review: Black Dynamite

    6:30 pm 1/22/2009

    Anyone who remembers the pounding music, thump of punches landing, bad dudes and bad hair of 1970s blaxploitation pictures is bound to get a kick out of "Black Dynamite."Read more

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  8. Film Review: Taking Chance

    6:30 pm 1/22/2009

    Unless they have lost a family member in combat, few Americans probably realize the U.S. military provides a uniformed escort to bring home the remains of all battlefield casualties. "Taking Chance" follows one officer who brings a young Marine killed in Iraq back to his family and burial ground in Wyoming.Read more

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  9. Film Review: Manure

    5:45 pm 1/21/2009

    As a stylistic exercise, "Manure" is something of a triumph. One might even call it surprisingly tasty, given the title and subject matter. But in terms of story and overall impact, this oddity definitely reeks.Read more

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  10. Film Review: The Girlfriend Experience

    3:55 pm 1/21/2009

    One of the worst-kept secrets at Sundance was that the festival's poster boy, Steven Soderbergh, would screen his latest film, "The Girlfriend Experience," Tuesday evening at the Eccles Theatre as a "sneak preview."Read more

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