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December 03, 2009
  Decade in Review: FilmPDF files may take a moment to load

The past 10 years of cinema has seen a great deal of progress and peculiarities. In the 2000s, for better or worse, a glut of films have been released. Some of them were flat-out awful.

Unfortunately, because of the sheer number of films released during the decade, a lot of bad films saw the light of day -- chiefly among them: Eddie Murphy's Adventures of Pluto Nash, the atrocious Ben Affleck/Jennifer Lopez vehicle Gigli and American Idol spin-off From Justin To Kelly.

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November 16, 2006
  A movie about the other Kennedy... who diedPDF files may take a moment to load

It's easy to assume a movie titled Bobby would reveal something of Robert F. Kennedy, the 1968 Democratic candidate for president. Instead, director Emilio Estevez uses Kennedy to focus on a collection of staff and patrons who were at the Ambassador Hotel on the night Kennedy was shot, leaving the man himself a mystery. The film attempts to define Robert Kennedy by those who embodied the social issues he fought for.

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November 16, 2006
  Film Review: Bond is BackPDF files may take a moment to load

Four decades and twenty-one films in, the Bond series really only had two options: continue along the path of ever-more-desperate celebrity cameos, CGI effects and over the top villainy, or, you know, make something interesting. Wisely, the franchise opted for the latter.

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August 10, 2006
  Film Review: Sunshine, lollipops and rainbowsPDF files may take a moment to load

There are hundreds of movies pimped to Utah's Sundance Film Festival every year, filmmakers hoping against galactic-level odds their film will be one of the few optioned to a large production house when it's all over. Most movies don't make it out of the festival circuit and, frankly, most don't deserve to. Every now and then, though, there comes a film like Little Miss Sunshine--a picture so flawless it's a wonder it wasn't picked up sooner.

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June 15, 2006
  An Australian Gunslinger TriumphPDF files may take a moment to load

Everyone thinks they're righteous. No one, not corrupt policemen, rapists, nor killers want to believe they're anything but the hero of their own fiction. This facet of human nature is what John Hillcoat and Nick Cave acknowledge--to huge success--in their Aussie-western epic The Proposition.

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June 15, 2006
  Mapleleaves, Hockey and MoviesPDF files may take a moment to load

There are aspects of Canadian culture we ruefully admit to--hockey, parkas, iced brewskies, and yet we still bemoan the idea that Canada has no culture, that we're just Americans who know how to dress in layers. Douglas Coupland has spent a good deal of his life running from his nationality, but with the release of his coffee table/art book Souvenir of Canada, he embraced and really rummaged through his past to find what made his being a Canadian more than just dressing for the weather.

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April 06, 2006
  Film Preview: Slevin isn't lucky enoughPDF files may take a moment to load

Lucky Number Slevin, a crime thriller directed by Paul McGuigan and starring Josh Hartnett, Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu, Morgan Freeman and Ben Kingsley, has everything a good crime movie could want, except, well, character development and a plot.

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March 30, 2006
  Film Review: A purely golden Neil Young filmPDF files may take a moment to load

There's an old adage at the Gauntlet saying: "no one really knows what to do with a music DVD." Entertainment writers and editors alike have wondered whether it's proper to review the music, the performance, the quality of the footage or how amiable the subjects are. To this day it has remained a mystery.

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March 23, 2006
  Film Interview: Movies matter too, you knowPDF files may take a moment to load

In 2002, Michael Moore's Academy Award winning documentary Bowling for Columbine became an icon of pop-culture. For arguably the first time, a documentary managed to transcend the yawn-factor traditionally associated with such films. The public has since come to embrace the art of documentary filmmaking, a fortunate transformation considering many under appreciated gems deserving accolades. Movies that Matter co-founder and film programmer Andrew Eyck seeks to expose such oft overlooked films.

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March 16, 2006
  Film Review: A little too much shite, not enough gobPDF files may take a moment to load

It hasn't been long since British films consisted predominantly of either Monty Python films or period dramas about repressed characters. Everything changed in 1998, however, when Guy Ritchie's Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels created fresh appreciation for the darkly comedic British gangster genre. Following in this format is Canadian director Mike Scullion's Gobshite.

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