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    City of Ember

    Early scenes inCity of Emberset up the expectation that this is a comical spoof of the sci-fi thriller genre. Some of it has to do with director Gil Kenan's casting.

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    Flash of Genius

    In the end, even at two hours, the film is deeply involving. This is a sure-fire Oscar nomination for the talented Greg Kinnear as a lone individual up against a giant corporation.

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    Miracle at St. Anna

    Director Spike Lee skillfully follows up his biggest hit ever, the entertainingInside Man, with an intense and violent look at the African-American experience in World War II.

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    The Lucky Ones

    The Lucky Ones is a terrific film: fast-moving, entertaining, and funny at moments, though ultimately tragic.

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    The Duchess

    In her best screen outing to date, Keira Knightley makes a regal impression as the Duchess of Devonshire, Georgiana Spencer, who it turns out had more than just a family connection with her direct descendant Princess Diana.

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    The Women

    Even thoughThe Womenis a modernization of Clare Boothe Luce's 1936 play and George Cukor's 1939 movie, it still feels curiously like it's from another time: the '80s.

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    Rachel Getting Married

    Rachel Getting Marriedis the latest in a long line of movies about weddings at which a troublesome guest stirs up repressed familial and social tensions.

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    Towelhead

    Despite its charged title,Towelheadis more of a sexual coming-of-age film than a hard-hitting look at racism.

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    Traitor

    It's too bad movies aren't recommended for performances alone, because Guy Pearce and Don Cheadle are excellent playing opposite each other as an FBI agent and a suspect in the international thrillerTraitor.

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    The Rocker

    The Office'sDwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) shows he has what it takes to be a movie star in the delightful late August surpriseThe Rocker.