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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Precious -- Film Review

    3:55 pm 1/21/2009

    An overwhelming, masterful dramatic competition entrant, this Lee Daniels film may have no bounds in the awards categories here at Sundance. It would not be surprising to see "Precious" pull in both the Audience Award and Jury Award.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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