September 28, 2007 Maybe it's the fitness craze, and people showering together in gyms, but you just don't attract crowds to movie theaters these days with mere nakedness. Filmmakers are pushing boundaries — though most are still cautious about mixing nudity and sexuality.
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September 28, 2007 A troupe of thespians goes undercover in Hong Kong and Shanghai during the Japanese occupation, hoping their ingenue (Tang Wei) can get close enough to a collaborator (Tony Leung) to let them attempt an assassination.
September 28, 2007 A would-be-wistful dramedy, with Morgan Freeman as a kind of village elder perched at an Oregon coffee shop, advising clueless locals on life and love. Director Robert Benton made Kramer Vs. Kramer, and ought to know better.
September 27, 2007 Three battling brothers — who haven't spoken in the year since their father's funeral — flail and rail and bond on a trek across India in the latest comic oddity from Wes Anderson (Rushmore, Royal Tennenbaums).
September 23, 2007 Marcel Marceau, the French mime who was often described as bringing poetry to silence, died Saturday at age 84. A tireless performer for more than half a century, Marceau repopularized the ancient art of pantomime for a modern age.
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September 21, 2007 Graceful, smart and unselfconsciously literate, Robin Swicord's screen adaptation of Karen Joy Fowler's chick-lit novel traffics in satisfying parallels and comforting symmetries.
September 21, 2007 Exquisitely filmed Assassination of Jesse James lends the heft of Greek tragedy to an oft-told saga. Brad Pitt won an acting prize, but it's Casey Affleck's needy, creepy Robert Ford you can't take your eyes off.
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September 21, 2007 Jon Krakauer's chronicle of Christopher McCandless' fateful journey into the American wilderness gets filmed by Sean Penn; as McCandless becomes increasingly frail, the cinematography becomes increasingly grand, and the two mesh wrenchingly.
September 20, 2007 An oft-told Wild West saga acquires the majesty of Greek tragedy in this exquisitely filmed character study — the full title of which is the wordy but revealing The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. (Recommended)
September 14, 2007 Four Australian lads, who have spent their young lives in an orphanage in the outback, are offered a month's vacation at the beach. It's an experience Sparky, Maps, Misty and Spit (don't ask) will never forget, though it's treacly enough you'll wish you could.
September 14, 2007 With 30-odd Beatles songs, Frida director Julie Taymor tells a story about a guy named Jude, a girl named Lucy, and the helter-skelter '60s. Magical mystery tour, anyone?
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September 13, 2007 Jodie Foster as a vigilante public-radio personality; director Neil Jordan flirts with turning her character into a latter-day Travis Bickle, but doesn't take the flirtation quite far enough.
September 13, 2007 Frida director Julie Taymor uses 30-odd Beatles songs to tell a brand-new story about a guy named Jude, who travels to the U.S. and gets caught up in the helter-skelter '60s — love-ins, riots, Vietnam, psychedelia, the works.
September 13, 2007 David Cronenberg's film involves a Russian mob chauffeur (Viggo Mortensen), a London midwife (Naomi Watts), and a kindly restaurant owner (Armin Mueller-Stahl) who's not remotely what he seems.
September 7, 2007 Russell Crowe is the ruthless black-hat, Christian Bale the reluctant hero in this remake of the 1957 Western. Ben Foster (the angel-winged good kid in the last X-Men extravaganza) plays Crowe's murderous sidekick.
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