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September 20, 2007

The Jane Austen Book Club

No-brainer chick-pleaser manages a couple of swings above its intellectual weight

Into the Wild

Penn brings an older brother's understanding to the tragedy of a young iconoclast

The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford

Dominik's poetic, detached James never convincingly joins form with content

September 13, 2007

The Brave One

Jordan and Foster indulge in vigilante justice and nostalgia-busting for pre-Giuliani New York

In the Valley of Elah

Haggis brings the heavy in his attempt to weigh in on the cost of the war

Great World of Sound

Small-town scamming opus paves the path of corporate dishonesty

Eastern Promises

Minor Cronenberg, despite his return to "body horror" and a naked bathhouse fight for the ages

September 7, 2007

3:10 to Yuma

The actions the thing in Mangold's revisitation (not revision) of the Western

Romance and Cigarettes

Turturro's long-delayed musical a staunchly heterosexual take on John Waters

September 6, 2007

The Unknown Soldier

Meditation on the actions of Germany's WWII army an entrancing look at the power of civil identity

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