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19 Dec 2002 // 12:00 AM

Gangs of New York (2002)

Daniel Day-Lewis wears a tall stovepipe hat in Martin Scorsese's long-awaited Gangs of New York.

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19 Dec 2002 // 12:00 AM

Don’s Plum (1995)

And so the clichés begin.

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29 Nov 2002 // 12:00 AM

Far From Heaven (2002)

For Haynes, much of this surface is simultaneously supple and precise, 'girly-swirly,' as he terms it.

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7 Nov 2002 // 12:00 AM

Far From Heaven (2002)

Just beneath this conservative façade lies a complicated and progressive commentary on the present that Todd Haynes leaves to the viewer to interpret.

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18 Oct 2002 // 12:00 AM

Formula 51 (2001)

In Ronny Yu's mostly formulaic Formula 51, Samuel L. Jackson plays Elmo McElroy, a chemical whiz busted for smoking reefer.

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10 Oct 2002 // 12:00 AM

Tuck Everlasting (2002)

While the book is laced with a youthful sense of wonder concerning life and death, the film is a troubled teenage love story.

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1 Aug 2002 // 12:00 AM

Me Without You (2001)

Me Without You is a disquieting and stunningly accurate depiction of female friendship.

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18 Jul 2002 // 12:00 AM

Lovely & Amazing (2002)

Even as the girls in Holofcener's world have their own problems, they provide acutely recognizable reflections.

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13 Jun 2002 // 12:00 AM

Windtalkers (2002)

Though it might be argued that Nicolas Cage roaring and contorting in slow motion makes for good action cinema, it's hardly the basis for a thoughtful interrogation of how war works, how it shatters (or otherwise forever changes) participants, and reinforces systemic racism.

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18 Apr 2002 // 12:00 AM

The Last Waltz (2002)

The Last Waltz still spirits a tingle up the spine.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Edge of Outside

As much as the lines between 'independent' and 'mainstream' movies seem impossibly blurred, the impulse to mark their difference appears irresistible.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Dawson’s Creek

Agonising over life decisions whilst looking hot is the hallmark of the teen drama.

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PopMatters - Television - Reviews - The Beat

The syndicated series Cops proved that blue-collar cops keep viewers hooked, whether the show’s beat officers are chasing down DUIs, bagging teenage felons or

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

You Can Count on Me (2000)

In fact, when Terry describes Scottsville as a town full of 'dull, narrow people... with no perspective, no scope,' he might have been describing the film's characters.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

What Planet Are You From? (2000)

There are great films; some of them win Oscars. There are truly bad films; some of them attract cult followings. Then there are mediocre films.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Wendigo (2002)

Considers the possible effects of transposing a 'natural' justice system onto human conflict.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Sexy Beast (2001)

Granted, psycho villains per se are not news. But that's sort of the point with Don -- perversely, he's hyper-aware of his ordinariness, his conformity to expectations of the people around him who submit and look away when he's in the room, like you're told to do when a mad dog approaches.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Rules of Engagement (2000)

Two years ago, many critics praised Saving Private Ryan as a new kind of war film that brought the horrors of war home with an unprecedented, visceral intensity..

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

The Pledge (2001)

Whenever you see a man looking anguished and alone in the opening shot of a film, and especially if he’s surrounded by wide open

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

The Last Castle (2001)

What makes 'The Last Castle' worth talking about is something the filmmakers could never have foreseen: the alarming timeliness of its release.

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Moving Pixels Podcast: Unearthing the 'Charnel House'

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"This week we discuss Owl Creek Games's follow up to Sepulchre, the triptych of tales called The Charnel House Trilogy.

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