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702 – Side Effects (***)

If you’re lucky, Side Effects won’t be permanent. For half of the movie, it is a persuasive indictment of the pharmaceutical industry and its crass behavior toward its patients; for the other half, it is a three-cornered mystery/thriller, with double … Continue reading

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678 – Anna Karenina (**1/2)

If you enjoy period pieces based on classical literature, then Anna Karenina just might be your cup of pinky-extending tea. It has all of the requisite elements of lavish costumes, true love, love for money, love of money, and true … Continue reading

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656 – Contagion (***)

Experienced moviegoers will remember another star-studded epidemic-disease movie called Outbreak, starring Dustin Hoffman as a dedicated scientist. The bad news is that Contagion apes a lot of the tropes found in Outbreak, but the good news is that its characters … Continue reading

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533 – Sherlock Holmes (***)

This revamped Sherlock Holmes is stylish – no surprise, since it’s directed by Guy Ritchie – and seemingly revisionist, and it’s really quite entertaining. Robert Downey Jr., who once tackled another Brit icon in Charlie Chaplin to great acclaim, is … Continue reading

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520 – Repo Men (*1/2)

Although it looks like a sci-fi man-on-the-run thriller, Repo Men is substandard action that takes itself far too seriously and, in fact, isn’t really sure what it wants to be when it grows up. Jude Law stars as an employee … Continue reading

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