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  1. Film Review: Big Fan

    4:30 pm 1/25/2009

    An unsettling, "Taxi Driver"-like character study that shows the underside to hero worship and the primal world of professional football.Read more

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  2. Film Review: Paper Heart

    4:30 pm 1/25/2009

    The documentary form continues to evolve with screenwriter-actor Charlyne Yi's "Paper Heart," a self-regarding inquiry into the nature of love and intimacy that's semi-scripted and semi-verite.Read more

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  3. Film Review: Peter and Vandy

    4:30 pm 1/25/2009

    A memorable romantic movie requires sharp writing and strong chemistry between the stars, commodities that are always in short supply. Miraculously, one of the least heralded Sundance movies has these two crucial qualities.Read more

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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