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    Soul Men

    Samuel L. Jackson and the late, great Bernie Mac give the wobbly musical comedySoul Mentheir all, but in the end it's not enough.

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    The Boys in the Band

    In a galvanizing story played out in real time, the courageous playwright offered an uncompromisingly frank microcosm of myriad challenges faced by the gay subculture.

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    Repo! The Genetic Opera

    It's far more sophisticated, no doubt, to talk about the "aesthetics of the hideous" than to describe a film as "torture porn." But that's precisely what this is.

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    Changeling

    In her personal life, Angelina Jolie may be the most famous mother in the world, but now she's carrying that over into her cinematic life as well.

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    Synecdoche, New York

    Unsuccessfully attempting to take a page out of the Fellini handbook, cult screenwriter Charlie Kaufman has ratcheted up the art of opaque self-indulgence in ways that would make Matthew Barney blush.

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    The Elephant King

    It's amazing how well actors respond to good material, and, equally, how troublesome material can leave them stranded.

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    Max Payne

    There are several adages actors should follow when considering a film role: Never work with children, cute barnyard animals, or do movie adaptations of video games.

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    What Just Happened?

    Is it satire? Is it dark farce? Either way, it's not especially funny or insightful or original, unlike Levinson's wickedly cleverWag the Dog.

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    Body of Lies

    Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott once again have the goods inBody of Lies, a serviceable Middle Eastern thriller that is an entertaining ride if not quite the stuff Oscars are made of.

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    The Express

    College-football fans will rejoice at the sheer amount of game action director Gary Fleder gets into just over two hours in this inspirational, if by-the-numbers, biopic.