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    • A Beautiful Mind

        Ron Howard’s simpleminded movie reduces the complex, prickly life of a troubled, real-life mathematician into easily digestible mythology. It’s a cheap, pandering tactic, but one whose narrative power is impossible to deny — with Russell Crowe and a breakthrough performance from Jennifer Connelly.
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    • Impostor

        This pessimistic view of a future under constant siege by an enemy who can infiltrate from within is a chase film that director Gary Fleder (Things To Do in Denver When You’re Dead) keeps going at a relentless pace — with Gary Sinise, Vincent D’Onofrio, Madeleine Stowe and Mekhi Phifer.
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    • The Shipping News

        Swedish director Lasse Hallström has become an American master of middlebrow literary adaptations (The Cider House Rules, Chocolat), but fans of author E. Annie Proulx’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel will find little to love in this one — with Kevin Spacey, Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore and Judi Dench.
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    • The Affair of the Necklace

        While director Charles Shyer ably moves from light comedy (Baby Boom, Father of the Bride, I Love Trouble) to costume drama, he never delivers the gravitas needed for this tale of intrigue. He forgets the cinema’s prime directive — show, don’t tell — and never convincingly makes his point. With Hilary Swank.
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