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Woman on the Beach

Korean director gets accessible with his latest portrait of sex, power and chain-smoking

December 21, 2007

Sweeney Todd

Hollywood's most consistent force serves up another slice of gothic heaven

December 20, 2007

Charlie Wilson's War

Nichols and Co.'s foreign policy caper puts up a decent fight, but Hoffman wins the War

Walk Hard

Biopic parody owes a debt to the Zuckers with comedy that's big, silly and very surreal

There Will Be Blood

P.T. Anderson's monumental departure from form draws blood

December 13, 2007

The Kite Runner

Adaptation nails blandness of Hosseini's prose, but not the book's redeeming cultural engagement

Youth Without Youth

Coppola returns with a dense, intricately cinematic meditation on the limits of creative ambition

December 12, 2007

Nanking

Chronicle of an atrocity lacks insight into -- but not the relentless horror of -- its subject

December 6, 2007

Atonement

Wright's adaptation hits its tearjerking marks but misses the book's central idea

The Walker

Schrader's sex and politics ethical thriller gets caught -- and stuck -- in the wayback machine

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