Lions for Lambs takes to task the unengaged and the ineffectual for the many failures in the war on terror.
Ridley Scott's American Gangster chronicles the real-life rise and fall of heroin-kingpin Frank Lucas.
Sean Penn and Emile Hirsch create a masterpiece with Into the Wild.
Family loyalty is tested in director James Gray's gritty character study, We Own the Night.
Debuting director Ben Affleck's movie is Gone Baby Gone, but his career is back and on an exhilarating new track.
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