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They can't trust each other - and that's what they like about one another.

They can't trust each other - and that's what they like about one another.

Duplicity

Recommended

  • if you liked “Michael Clayton” and/or the Bourne trilogy.   Gilroy strikes gold again.
  • if you’re a fan of “Trouble in Paradise,”  “To Catch A Thief” or any of those old, wonderful, sophisticated romantic comedy/crime thrillers.
  • if you’re a big fan of Julia Roberts and think she can do no wrong.

Not Recommended

  • if you’ve never liked Julia Roberts much.
  • if you hate it when movies are always two steps ahead of you, and you can’t figure out who’s doing what to who, or where, or why.
  • If you’re in shampoo.

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Recommended

  • if you have enjoyed Bahrani’s last few films.  I think this is the best one yet.
  • if you’re intrigued by “Neo neo realism.”
  • if you like movies that ask difficult ethical and moral questions before they’re done with you.

Not Recommended

  • if you’re not in the mood for a slow, thoughtful, observant and somber movie.
  • if you don’t like sad endings.

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adventureland_0323Adventureland – [rating: 3/5]Kristen Stewart steals Greg Mottola’s summer comedy about a third-rate amusement park.

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picture-4Trouble the Water – documenary about New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina.   Hailed by many as the best documentary of 2008.

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picture-5Sunshine Cleaning – Amy Adams starts a business cleaning up crime scenes.  I just watched it, so look for my review early next week.

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picture-6Fighting – Gritty drama about streetfighting that is apparently much better than its plot deserves.

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picture-7 Rudo y Cursi – Mexican soccer flick about two brothers who play for different teams.

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picture-8 The Informers – Another Brett Easton Ellis (American Psycho, The Rules of Attraction) novel makes it to the big screen, but this time without much critical acclaim.  At all.

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