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  1. The Tillman Story -- Film Review

    2:53 pm 2/3/2010

    An alternate title for this clear-eyed, gut-wrenching docu might be "The Tillman Cover-up," since it focuses on the Army's misrepresentation of facts surrounding the 2004 combat death of Corporal Pat Tillman in Afghanistan.Read more

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  2. One Too Many Mornings -- Film Review

    8:53 am 2/3/2010

    Billed as a "coming of age comedy," co-writer-director Michael Mohan's first feature strains to make the central character relatable, which is not an easy task with a loud-mouthed alcoholic as the protagonist.Read more

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  3. Teenage Paparazzo -- Film Review

    5:52 pm 2/2/2010

    A lively doc whose familiar subject matter is countered by a novel spin and its maker's privileged vantage point, Adrian Grenier's "Teenage Paparazzo" questions the world of celebrity obsession without becoming judgmental or facile.Read more

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  4. The Oath -- Film Review

    4:53 pm 2/2/2010

    "The Oath" centers on two brothers-in-law: one a former right-hand man for Osama bin Laden, the other a much lower-level employee who sat for years at Guantanamo Bay before being acquitted of major charges.Read more

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  5. Family Affair -- Film Review

    4:30 pm 1/31/2010

    A twisted tale of parental abuse and incest, Chico Colvard's film should be the starting point for many provocative discussions about violation, guilt and reconciliation.Read more

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  6. Twelve -- Film Review

    4:30 pm 1/31/2010

    Joel Schumacher's "Twelve," the latest expose of self-indulgence among privileged teens, is sleek, giddy fun.Read more

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  7. Countdown to Zero -- Film Review

    11:57 am 1/31/2010

    A doomsday doc suggesting that climate change and eco-degradation aren't going to matter much if we blow up the planet first, "Countdown to Zero" reminds viewers of old fears most people have put on a back burner.Read more

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  8. Bilal's Stand -- Film Review

    11:45 am 1/31/2010

    While it deals with some overly familiar themes and issues perhaps too directly at times, "Bilal's Stand" is invigorated by a savvy script and likable performances.Read more

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  9. New Low -- Film Review

    11:34 am 1/31/2010

    Aptly named, "New Low" is another in the long line of self-loathing comedies. Bowers deserves credit for going out and making the film for almost no money, but it plays like a home movie of someone trying too hard to get laughs.Read more

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  10. Waste Land -- Film Review

    11:15 am 1/31/2010

    A joy to watch despite the abject poverty it contains, "Waste Land" transcends the artist-doc format and has a broad emotional appeal that should ensure a warm reaction from theatrical audiences.Read more

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