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December 4, 2007

Juno

Despite some tonal overkill, this teen pregnancy comedy's sweetness feels earned

The Violin

Vargas drops a worthy calling card with a low-key study of Mexico's political underground

November 28, 2007

The Savages

Jenkins gives her story of siblings, bad dads and loss a quasi-fairy tale twist

Oswald's Ghost

Dispassionate and thorough, Ghost is a dull but convincing conspiracy-buster

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Handsomely composed and minimally maudlin, Bauby biopic is competent but unmemorable

November 21, 2007

I'm Not There

Haynes revisits persona and image-play in his compelling, sometimes overreaching portrait of a legend

Starting Out in the Evening

Ambrose and Langella make an engrossing pair in stirring, strange adaptation

Yiddish Theater: A Love Story

The race to save a New York -- and Jewish -- institution raises questions about the cost of cultural evolution

November 15, 2007

Redacted

De Palma fights misinformation with caricature in his irresponsible Iraq manifesto

Love in the Time of Cholera

Newell turns a classic love story into a tour de force of trite

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