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A Very Long Engagement

January 19, 2006

After the phenomenal success of Amélie (2001), Jean-Pierre Jeunet could have played it safe. Instead, he parlayed that success into an ambitious romantic tale set against the backdrop of World War I. A Very Long Engagement (2004) reunites Jeunet with... 

Renegade

June 22, 2005

(Very) Loosely based on Jean “Moebius” Giraud’s famous comic strip, Blueberry, Jan Kounen’s Renegade (2004) only uses the French artist’s work as a starting point for which to go off on all kinds of fanciful, metaphysical tangents. It starts... 

Taking Lives: Unrated Director’s Cut

January 30, 2005

Taking Lives (2004) was released the same year as the Ashley Judd film, Twisted and shares the same dubious honor of being a generic thriller starring an extremely talented actress who should know better. So, what went wrong? The performances by the talented... 

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