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Is a well-crafted movie too much to ask for?

`Vice' proves that a good film doesn't have to be high art

By Ty Burr
Globe Staff / August 1, 2006

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When a movie critic has the effrontery to take a contrarian position on matters pop cultural -- say, by panning a pirate movie starring a beloved leading man -- the immediate reaction of some readers is to shoot the messenger. In practical terms, this translates to e-mail pouring into my in-box accusing me of crimes from crack smoking to mail ... (Full article: 1179 words)

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