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Wednesday, February 11 2009

Zack Attack


Tuesday, November 20 2007

This Christmas

A typical domestic dramedy, This Christmas offers one exceptional moment: Chris Brown performing "Try a Little Tenderness."


Monday, December 5 2005

ER / The West Wing

The West Wing's chief relationships have been tested and compromised, turning Sorkin's noble, fast-walking liberals into more than the sum of their quips and ideals.


Thursday, March 18 2004

Dawn of the Dead (2004)

Don't call it a remake.


Thursday, December 4 2003

Honey (2003)

Honey's so good that local hoochie mama just has to challenge her.


Monday, April 7 2003

Paid in Full (2002)

It's not a standard issue dealer movie, featuring strong performances, a shrewd narrative structure, and subtle, smart resistance to stereotypes.


Thursday, November 7 2002

8 Mile (2002)

Such fictionalizing ensures Eminem's lovability, across all categories.


Thursday, October 24 2002

Paid in Full (2002)

As familiar as this story sounds (and is), Ace is hardly your usual somebody.


Thursday, January 3 2002

Impostor (2001)

Based on a 1953 Philip K. Dick story, the film rehearses the usual Dickish concerns, namely, a male protagonist's loss of identity, confidence, and context in a dystopic SF future.


Sunday, January 1 1995

O (2001)

This is easily O's most cogent insight, which it hits hard and insistently -- the ways that longstanding cultural anxieties about race in the U.S. continue to affect young people's individual and community relationships, just as it affects adults.


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