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The Week In Film, 9/26

... was not a particularly strong one, I'm afraid. For those who missed 'em, you can read my thoughts on the silly, hyper-derivative Eagle Eye here, and on the semigeneric Kyra Knightley period piece The Duchess here. I also wrote briefly about Choke here, after seeing it at Sundance. I liked it a bit better when I saw it again this week (today, I'd probably characterize it as marginally "good" rather than marginally "bad"), but despite its strengths--Sam Rockwell really is terrific--it still spins off in too many directions to be entirely satisfying. 

--Christopher Orr