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Thursday, March 26 2009

Part 5: Toy Story 2 to Titus (November - December 1999)

On this final day of PopMatters' 1999 overview, awards season hype gives way to pure acting prowess and definitive directorial flair.


Thursday, January 3 2008

The Best Big Screen Eye Candy of 2007

When flipping through my mental catalog of the year's films, certain scenes stand out. This past year offered a veritable feast of visual goodies.


Tuesday, August 28 2007

Neverwas

How did a first time writer/ director manage to nab even one of these big guns, let alone a whole gaggle of them? Would that Neverwas never were…


Tuesday, June 5 2007

Kids’ DVDs: June 2007

Given that babies and young children love nothing more than repetition, repetition, and... um.... repetition, I can't understand why even the pointiest of heads would think children between the ages of six months and three years could possible need 23 different Baby Einstein DVDs.


Wednesday, March 28 2007

The Dead Girl (2006)

An anthology of five stories organized around the titular corpse, the movie is a bleak but oddly robust homage to women's survival and defeat in the face of violence, oppression, and non-options.


Monday, November 20 2006

Happy Feet (2006)

The penguins learn to refine their engrained vocal skills not in the interest of spiritual uplift or any such, but, basically, to get laid.


Monday, May 1 2006

King of the Hill: The Complete Season Six

King of the Hill: The Complete Sixth Season, like the last few Hill DVD sets, suffers from underappreciation, yet it's one of the few recent sitcoms worth talking about.


Tuesday, August 30 2005

Clueless: Whatever! Edition (1995)

When I first read I just thought, this is funny. This was by the lady who directed Fast Times and apparently they had the girl from the Aerosmith videos in it.


Tuesday, August 16 2005

Sin City (2005)

Like the guys, the girls are undone by their reliance on conventional male power signs.


Friday, April 1 2005

Sin City (2005)

Distraught, ornery, self-critical, these heroes are certainly more "anti" types than straight-ahead.


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Spun (2002) (Reviews) [21.Jul.03]
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King of the Hill (Reviews) [31.Mar.03]
Just Married (2003) (Reviews) [9.Jan.03]
8 Mile (2002) (Reviews) [7.Nov.02]
Trixie (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Summer Catch (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Sidewalks of New York (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Riding in Cars With Boys (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Girl, Interrupted (1999) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Don’t Say a Word (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Don’t Say a Word (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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