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October 25, 2007

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

Lumet's steady, memorable crime drama embodies existential despair

Mr. Untouchable

Imaginatively bankrupt portrait drains the color from one of NYC's flashiest gangsters

October 24, 2007

Jimmy Carter Man From Plains

Demme succumbs to the pie-eyed Carter myth in his disappointing documentary

Lagerfeld Confidential

Largely ephemeral, day-in-the-life doc studded with a few meaty moments

October 18, 2007

Gone Baby Gone

Affleck's debut a twisted love letter to Boston's roughest but a just plain twisted narrative

Reservation Road

Like bad teenage poetry, Terry George's clumsy melodrama insists solely on its own tragedy

Rendition

Discourse on U.S. torture policies less cogent -- and entertaining -- than it thinks

Wristcutters: A Love Story

Endearing and intelligent vision of the afterlife may soften even the hardest of hipster asses

October 12, 2007

Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Protestants rule and Catholics predictably drool, but Elizabeth redux is as ideologically confused as it is completely meaningless

October 11, 2007

We Own the Night

Brisk but boring crime drama unmitigated by a few good performances

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