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New Best Friend

A dull, generic title for a dull, generic film. Set on a typical Hollywood college campus, where all men are hunks and all women hot, the story has local sheriff Taye Diggs doggedly investigating the mysterious drug overdose of a formerly shy girl turned party slut (Mia Kirshner). Director Zoe Clarke-Williams struggles with material that’s […]

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Changing Lanes

Chucking the sunny optimism of Notting Hill, director Roger Michell takes a jaundiced look at barely suppressed race and class warfare. After a fender bender, two desperate souls—a salesman who’s a recovering alcoholic (Samuel L. Jackson) and an ambitious Wall Street lawyer (Ben Affleck)—engage in increasingly dangerous attacks on each other. Screenwriters Chap Taylor and […]