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Cradle Will Rock - * 1/2*

The intersection of politics, class relations and art has rarely been examined in the movies. Cradle Will Rock, the third directorial outing from Tim Robbins, examines this unusual juxtoposition with plenty of energy. But amid his many political musings, Robbins … Continue reading

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The Boxer - * * *

Director Jim Sheridan teams up again with Daniel Day-Lewis for another Irish saga. But this one, while enjoyable, doesn’t quite live up to their prior films. Young “Danny Boy” Flynn (Daniel Day-Lewis) was a promising boxer in Belfast. His life … Continue reading

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Breaking the Waves - * * *

Breaking the Waves is a surprisingly spiritual film whose effect gradually sneaks up on you throughout its length. Emily Watson stars as Bess, an innocent and naive girl raised in a stern northern Scottish village. At the film’s outset, she … Continue reading

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