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Mike Mettler Posted: Oct 05, 2006 0 comments
20th Century Fox
Series •••½ Picture/Sound •••• Extras •••½
Sure, the show's title gives it all awa
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Mel Neuhaus Posted: Oct 05, 2006 0 comments
The Criterion Collection
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This project began as a 1944 British
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Marc Horowitz Posted: Sep 06, 2006 0 comments
Lionsgate
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Lady Windermere's Fan, Oscar Wilde's
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Brandon Grafius Posted: Sep 06, 2006 0 comments
20th Century Fox
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In this first installment of a planned trilogy based on th
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Sol Louis Siegel Posted: Sep 06, 2006 0 comments

Director Louis Malle made his feature debut in 1958 at age 24 with Elevator to the Gallows (The Criterion Collection; Movie •••½, Picture/Sound •••½, Extras •••½), a coolly controlled tale of a murder plot gone awry.

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Ken Korman Posted: Sep 06, 2006 0 comments

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (Sony; Movie ••••, Picture/Sound ••••, Extras •••) didn't win any major American awards, but for many who saw the directorial debut of actor Tommy Lee Jones, this beautiful yet unsentimental take on the modern Western was the film to beat in 2005.

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Ken Korman Posted: Sep 06, 2006 0 comments
Crimson Tide Touchstone Unrated Extended Edition
Movie •••• Picture/Sound •••• Extras
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Rad Bennett Posted: Sep 06, 2006 0 comments
Disney
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Eight Below is set in Antarctica,
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Ken Korman Posted: Sep 06, 2006 0 comments
Weinstein Company
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The Matador is equal pa
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Sol Louis Siegel Posted: Sep 06, 2006 0 comments
Sony
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Easily one of last year's best movies, Michael Haneke's drama
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Sol Louis Siegel Posted: Sep 06, 2006 0 comments
The Criterion Collection
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Viridiana is Luis Buñuel's 1961 tra
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Rad Bennett Posted: Sep 06, 2006 0 comments
Paramount
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The title refers to 4,400 people who are i
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Marc Horowitz Posted: Sep 06, 2006 0 comments
Universal
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Dave Chappelle is a funny man, and his Block Party has some good la
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Rad Bennett Posted: Sep 05, 2006 0 comments
HBO
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The transfers on the three discs here are some of the best
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Shane Buettner Posted: Jul 25, 2006 Published: Jul 26, 2006 0 comments

<I>The Last Samurai</I> is a movie that succeeds more than I expected it to in spite of Tom Cruise giving one of the worst performances of all time by an actor of his stature (and I’m not referring to his diminutive height here). I didn't see <I>Samurai</I> in the theater because I was repelled by its marriage of subject matter and star. And no, I'm not a Tom Cruise hater at all. I just had a hard time imagining him in a Samurai picture of any kind. And even my lowered expectations didn't prepare me for how laughably unconvincing Cruise is here as the adrift Civil War hero Nathan Algren. Cruise's performance is all the more frustrating because the man can be nothing short of brilliant when he wants to be (see <I>Born on the Fourth of July</I>, <I>Magnolia</I> and even <I>Interview with the Vampire</I> for proof positive).

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