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Film, "The Lady": A Burmese Protestor Biopic

"The Lady": A Burmese Protestor Biopic

Now is an excellent time to release a biopic of Aung San Suu Kyi, the inspiring Burmese democracy activist and Nobel laureate who was elected to parliament only last week — just not this one. Impersonally directed by cinéma du…
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Film, Kicking French Ass

Kicking French Ass

Let's trade, action fans. Give up all 126 minutes of Mission: Impossible III's digitized bloat and torture games, along with Poseidon's more modest — yet somehow more numbing — 99 minutes in a computer-generated rain barrel. In exchange, you get…
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Film, Jaa Rules

Jaa Rules

If you want to know what Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior is all about, it's pretty easy to sum up. It starts with a big fight, as a group of local villagers plays Capture the Flag in the branches of a…
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Film, Crazy Taxi

Crazy Taxi

In the last few years -- since the failure of his embarrassing Joan of Arc epic The Messenger -- director Luc Besson has become a fantastically prolific writer/producer. (The movie Web site www.imdb.com claims he has nine projects lined up…
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Film, Ruined in Rouen

Ruined in Rouen

Luc Besson, director of La Femme Nikita, The Professional, and The Fifth Element, is not the first name that would leap to mind to helm a biopic of Joan of Arc. Sure, he's French, and sure, most of his films…
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