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The Ladykillers

January 31, 2005

 The Ladykillers

For years, the Coen brothers have been trying to achieve mainstream acceptance. Their first real attempt was with The Hudsucker Proxy (1994). Not even the presence of big-time Hollywood producer Joel Silver helped and the film was a critical and commercial... 

The United States of Leland

January 31, 2005

 The United States of Leland

The United States of Leland (2003) is a disturbing trip into the mind of a troubled young man named Leland Fitzgerald (Gosling). This 15-year old boy is in juvenile hall for killing the mentally handicapped kid brother of his girlfriend, Becky (Malone).... 

Taking Lives: Unrated Director’s Cut

January 30, 2005

 Taking Lives: Unrated Director’s Cut

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... 

Angel: Season 4

January 29, 2005

 Angel: Season 4

Spin-off shows from other, more successful TV programs almost never succeed. For every Frasier there are many more Watching Ellies or After MASH. Angel is one of those rare examples of a success: five seasons of high quality episodes with a world and... 

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