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Deception

Unimaginative erotic thriller
Director Marcel Langenegger has a way with a nocturnal urban landscape, but his feature debut goes splat on the pavement.
By: BETSY SHERMAN  |  April 30, 2008

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Military Intelligence and You!

Clever, clever conceit
No satirist can take credit for making “freedom” and “liberty” sound as campy and as bullying as they have lately.
By: BETSY SHERMAN  |  March 19, 2008

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Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Oversexed, screwy, and also, dowdy delight
Director Bharat Nalluri gives the old follow-your-heart message a new coat of paint with Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day .
By: BETSY SHERMAN  |  March 05, 2008

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Penelope

Christina Ricci is still coming of age
Palansky’s winning visuals can’t make up for the story’s silliness.
By: BETSY SHERMAN  |  February 27, 2008

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Witless Protection

Larry the Cable Guy vee-hickle
It’s sad to watch Yaphet Kotto, as the shady fed, clothesline the stereotypical Muslim motel owner who’s already been threatened by Larry with a trip to Gitmo.
By: BETSY SHERMAN  |  February 27, 2008

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Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days and 30 Nights: Hollywood to the Heartland

It seems, you had to be there
The film of Vince Vaughn’s September 2005 jaunt through the West, South, and Midwest has a dubious goal: to be a stand-up movie with heart.
By: BETSY SHERMAN  |  February 06, 2008



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Triad Election

Johnnie To's flourishing payoff
Sometimes you have to see a lesser movie to enjoy a better one.
By: BETSY SHERMAN  |  August 22, 2007

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Election

No Godfather — but it warrants the comparison
Election ’s oldsters have heads filled with loyalty oaths and arcane traditions.
By: BETSY SHERMAN  |  August 22, 2007

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El cantante

Cookie-cutter bombast
Unlike Lopez, he digs beneath the soap-opera dialogue and bares his character’s soul.
By: BETSY SHERMAN  |  August 01, 2007
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