Sleep Dealer

Sleep Dealer
It may seem like something of an obvious statement to say that every country, every nation, every people has its own cultural view of cinema, but it's a point about which we too rarely remind ourselves. It's the very reason why American genre films, having become too tired or too familiar, so often look overseas for inspiration. Take horror, for example. The American horror story is fueled by a fear of impermanence – that what we've earned and what we love can be taken away in an instant. It stabs at the very heart of our imperialist, by-the-boostraps, 200-year history. It's why ghost stories and serial killer flicks are distinctly American horror experiences. Then we look to Japan – a centuries-old culture with thousands of years of superstition and mythology – to find stories like The Ring or The Grudge, where the patina of ancient curses is collided with the rise of a modern world. Or France, perhaps, traditionally considered a rather passive country, but whose emerging horror tradition has become a venting of ultra-violence.

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Ironclad

Ironclad
There are two things that the British do better than anyone else in the world, insofar as TV and films are concerned, the first is nature documentaries (David Attenborough is king), and the second is lavish, period based entertainment, be they Elizabethan, Victorian, Edwardian, or in the case of Ironclad, medieval. It’s the reveling in detail that makes the difference, in costume, in environment, and it is indeed this attention to detail that supplies one of the three reasons why it is worth giving Ironclad a look.

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Nomad
I get the sense that the story of the making of Nomad is far more interesting than the film itself. Shot in Kazakhstan over the course of two years (weather and funding caused delays) with the urging of the Kazakh president, acquired and doctored by Harvey Weinstein, and starring a cast of Americans speaking Kazakh and Kazakhs speaking English with assorted in-line dubbing all over the place (Bai Ling!), this horse-and-yurt epic is picturesque but baffling. What was behind it all? An attempt to recover the dignity of the Kazakh people after the PR debable of Borat?

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Everything Must Go

Everything Must Go
As their careers develop, many comedians yearn to cross over into serious dramatic roles, if only on occasion. This has happened with John Cleese, Steve Martin, Robin Williams, Tom Hanks, Jim Carrey, and Adam Sandler. Some are more successful than others, but expectations play as big a part in the actor's reception as the actual performance. Everything Must Go is not Will Ferrell's first "straight" part (previous serious - or at least semi-serious - endeavors include Stranger than Fiction and Winter Passing), but it's the first time he has consciously leeched all but the most subtle humor from his character. There are not a lot of laughs in Dan Rush's directorial debut, nor are there intended to be. Rush keeps the tone as light as possible, but no one would mistake this for anything other than a quirky, character-based drama.

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Secret Life of Bees

Secret Life of Bees
When it comes to movies that touch the heart, few have a more delicate yet undeniable impact than Gina Prince-Bythewood's The Secret Life of Bees. Adapted from the novel by Sue Monk Kidd, the production achieves something few literary interpretations succeed at: bringing out the inner voice of a character without resorting to an incessant voiceover. This is due in no small part to the mature, nuanced performance of Dakota Fanning, whose talent continues to develop as she ages. By resisting the temptation to over-emote, Fanning makes Lily an individual worthy of sympathy and admiration.

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Dawn of the Dead

Dawn of the Dead
It takes guts to remake a movie that is commonly considered a classic. Of course, that hasn't stopped filmmakers in the past - attempts have been made to modernize such "untouchables" as Casablanca and It's a Wonderful Life, with predictably unfortunate results. George Romero's 1978 followup to his classic Night of the Living Dead is not in the same class as either of those titles, but it is viewed by many horror fans as a seminal genre feature. In addition to Tom Savini's groundbreaking blood and gore, Dawn of the Dead is often cited for its allegorical aspects (zombies equating to mindless consumers). Pardon me if I stray from the mainstream in my opinion of the movie. I am not a fan of the original Dawn of the Dead. I find it to be badly acted, overlong, and silly instead of scary. (And it's not that all '70s horror leaves me cold - the original Halloween, released at just about the same time, has withstood the passage of years.) Putting aside the satire of consumer consumption, freshman director Zack Snyder's remake is superior in many ways.

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Underworld

Underworld
Vampire movies aren't what they used to be. Gone are the days when a cape, fangs, a cocked eyebrow, and a menacing glare were enough. By today's standards, those things are quaint. Underworld, from first time director Len Wiseman, is an example of a vampire movie for the new century - stylish, gothic, gory, and loud. The plot may not be irrelevant (in fact, this movie requires too much exposition to clarify the situation), but character development is. And, as a bonus, not only do we have vampires, but werewolves as well. In fact, they're at war with each other, and have been for about 1000 years. You would think that even with a pathetically slow kill rate, they would have wiped each other out by now.

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Fur
Fur uses the real-life name and some of the real-life background of photographer Diane Arbus (Nicole Kidman) as the launching point for an entirely fictional romance. The movie is open about its aims and doesn't try to hide the fact that this is not intended to be biographical in nature. Although Diane's transformation from her husband's assistant to her own person is represented in Fur, the majority of the screenplay concerns a relationship between the budding photographer and her upstairs neighbor, an ex-circus freak. When describing Lionel Sweeney (Robert Downey Jr.), hirsute is an understatement. This is a Beauty & the Beast romance between Nicole Kidman and Chewbacca.

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Shallow Hal

Shallow Hal
Since they burst upon the motion picture scene with Dumb and Dumber, the Farrelly Brothers, Bobby and Peter, have been known as the Kings of Vulgar Comedy. So, given the Farrellys' reputation and a title with the word "shallow" in it, one might easily expect more of the same from the producing/writing/directing duo. In that respect, however, Shallow Hal surprises. Neither gross, nor obscene, nor perverse, this motion picture sets out to do something that no other Farrelly Brothers film has yet done: tell a story with a moral. Shallow Hal is a sweet, somewhat dumb romantic comedy that's almost impossible to actively dislike. It's also tame enough to earn a PG-13 rating from the MPAA (although, given the inconsistency of the Ratings Board, that doesn't mean much).

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In the Company of Men

In the Company of Men
In the Company of Men is one of those rarest of rare breeds -- a movie that doesn't just ignore Hollywood conventions, but openly flouts them. The film, which premiered to great critical acclaim at 1997's Sundance Film Festival, initially had trouble obtaining a U.S. distributor (for the record, Sony picked it up). The reason is simple: because of its brutally-direct depiction of certain aspects of the current North American social climate, In the Company of Men is anything but entertaining. It's virtually impossible to sit through this film without suffering bouts of intense discomfort, and therein lies its power.

The picture begins as something much different than what it concludes as, and the metamorphosis occurs so gradually that it only becomes apparent in retrospect. Shortly after In the Company of Men opens, the intent appears to be to center on the conflict between the sexes. Ultimately, however, this only a small piece of the much larger pie into which Neil LaBute's directorial debut slices. In the Company of Men widens its focus to encompass the falseness and gamesmanship that underlies many aspects of everyday human interaction. It's a cynical perspective that's all the more disturbing because it's grounded so deeply in reality. The characters here aren't cardboard cut-out stereotypes -- they're the kind of people you can find anywhere inside or outside of the workplace.

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The Hunt for Eagle One

The Hunt for Eagle One
After a successful amphibious insertion, the Marines begin to prepare for combat against the local rebels in the Philippines. While making a routine fly-by, a UH-1 Huey helicopter, carrying some Philippine troops and Marines, is shot down by the rebels. Of the occupants is Captain Amy Jennings (USMC) and Major Aguinaldo (Ricardo Cepeda). Jennings and Aguinaldo escape the wreckage, and try to flee from the pursuing rebels.

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Visitors

Visitors
After six months at sea on an unassisted solo circumnavigation, Georgia Perrys 44-foot sloop is becalmed for several days. Cabin fever sets in, and the border between fact and fantasy begins to distort. But if these are just tricks of the mind, how do these encounters leave Georgia with physical manifestations?

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The Station Agent

The Station Agent
Finbar McBride, a quiet, withdrawn, unmarried man with achondroplastic dwarfism, has a deep love of everything related to railroads. He works in a Hoboken model train hobby shop owned by his elderly and similarly taciturn friend Henry Styles. Because he feels ostracized by a public that tends to make fun of his size, Fin keeps to himself.

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Kidulthood

Kidulthood
The film follows two days in the lives of a group of 15-year olds from a mixed-income area of London. The story focuses mainly upon Trevor, known as "Trife" (Aml Ameen), and Alisa (Red Madrell) who is pregnant by him. Other characters are less developed.

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The Next Best Thing

The Next Best Thing
A comedy-drama about best friends - one a straight woman, Abbie, the other a gay man, Robert - who decide to have a child together. Five years later, Abbie falls in love with a straight man and wants to move away with her and Roberts little boy Sam, and a nasty custody battle ensues.

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Grace of My Heart

Grace of My Heart
An aspiring singer, Denise WaverlyEdna Buxton, sacrifices her own singing career to write hit songs that launch the careers of other singers. The film follows her life from her first break, through the pain of rejection from the recording industry an

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