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Erection Day: Love and Other Drugs and Made in Dagenhamnew

One goes soft at the wrong moment, but the other stays hard on the picket line.
East Bay Express  |  Kelly Vance  |  12-03-2010  |  Reviews

Little Big Man: 'Notorious'new

Biggie Smalls' large life is reduced to a by-the-numbers biopic in Notorious.
Metroland  |  John Brodeur and Laura Leon  |  02-03-2009  |  Reviews

'Defiance': Into the Woodsnew

Somewhere, lost under the posturing and pat plot points, something in Defiance probably reflects what actually happened. But not even the combined intensity of Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber can transform Defiance into a film that might do justice to the incredible story it hopes to tell.
Eugene Weekly  |  Molly Templeton  |  01-22-2009  |  Reviews

'Defiance': Anne Frank, Get Your Gunnew

The wartime drama Defiance seeks to put an asterisk beside the conventional wisdom of World War II history.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  01-21-2009  |  Reviews

'Defiance': War and Sex in the Forestnew

If you like dead Nazis and decent action sequences, you'll like Defiance.
Tucson Weekly  |  James DiGiovanna  |  01-15-2009  |  Reviews

'Defiance': Tough Jewsnew

Edward Zwick's Holocaust film lacks subtlety -- and that's exactly why it's likely to be a crowd-pleaser.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Anders Wright  |  01-14-2009  |  Reviews

Matter Over Mindnew

Blood Diamond plays like Pearl Harbor set against the backdrop of an industry awash in blood.
Eugene Weekly  |  Jason Blair  |  12-22-2006  |  Reviews

In the Roughnew

Leonardo DiCaprio excels in this superb, if overreaching, action-adventure flick.
Tucson Weekly  |  Bob Grimm  |  12-14-2006  |  Reviews

Hearts and Minesnew

This action-packed take on the issue of blood diamonds is an example of social critique masquerading as cineplex fodder.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marc Savlov  |  12-08-2006  |  Reviews

Jungle 2 Junglenew

Hollywood’s jungle adventure movies really ought to have become smarter by now.
Washington City Paper  |  Mark Jenkins  |  12-08-2006  |  Reviews

Heart of Darknessnew

Blood Diamond has lots of sparkle, little value.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  12-07-2006  |  Reviews

Antihero: DiCaprio Just Gets Better

Volatile intrigue abounds in this politicized story about South African arms dealer and diamond smuggler and a former diamond mine captive desperate to reunite with his family.
Maui Time  |  Cole Smithey  |  12-04-2006  |  Reviews

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