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Sunday, January 1 1995

Bounce (2000)

Bounce is straight in the sense that it stars Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow, and does not include Opposite of Sex-style bitchiness, much less wily jokes about masturbation, Hollywood morality, and the Planet Maturia.


Blow (2001)

Hey, it doesn't hurt that Johnny Depp makes a leisure suit look good.


Blood Simple, The Directors’ Cut (1984/2000)

Though shot on a shoestring budget by first-time feature filmmakers, the movie encapsulates all that has come to typify the Coen brothers' style: engaging narrative, inventive direction, and the juxtaposition of grim violence with moments of sublime, sometimes surreal, human behavior.


Bait (2000)

The film's most effective balancing act comes in the form of Foxx's terrific performance: throughout, he's quirky, subtle, and thankfully able to keep up with the movie's lurching tone-and-genre shifts, from comedy to action to almost-arty to melodrama.


Bless the Child (2000)

Cody's special in a very particular way -- in a second-coming kind of way -- which, in movie-logic, makes her the prime target for a slew of Satan's minions.


Black and White (2000)

'I'm a kid in America, I can do whatever I want.' Jutting her chin at the camera, New York City high schooler Charlie (Bijou Phillips) mouths off to her stuffy-suit dad, who's been pestering her about where she goes after school.


Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows (2000)

'There are some naysayers,' one Blair Witch fanatic enthuses, 'who come and they say nay.' Not the sharpest wooden stake in the breastbone, this guy.


But I’m a Cheerleader (2000)

The cultural systems that condone more subtle forms of homophobia are left unexamined. This allows viewers to forget the important fact that homophobia and strict either-or gendering practices do prevail in today's 'civilized' cultures, liberal and tolerant as they may seem to those who don't have to worry about such things.


Bicentennial Man (1999)

Robots: we either love 'em or hate 'em. Movies have given us friendly Star Wars droids like R2-D2 and C-3PO and sadistic mechanical henchmen like Maximilian in The Black Hole. Science fiction television has shown both Buck Rogers' loyal sidekick Twiggy and the destructive Cylons of Battlestar Galactica.


Beowulf (1999)

Beowulf saves the girl and carries her to the stronghold, where she immediately breaks away again and allows herself to be killed. Evidently there's 'something' inside the castle worse than death -- the rest of the movie.


Billy Elliot (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Better Than Sex (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
The Beach (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
But I’m a Cheerleader (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Autumn in New York (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
All About My Mother (1999) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
All Over the Guy (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Apocalypse Now Redux (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Almost Famous (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
American Psycho (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Along Came a Spider (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Angela’s Ashes (1999) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Affliction (1999) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
American Outlaws (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
The Anniversary Party (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Apocalypse Now Redux (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Angel Eyes (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
American Pie 2 (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Aimée and Jaguar (1999) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Anna and the King (1999) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
All About My Mother (1999) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Alice and Martin (1998) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Angel Eyes (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Autumn in New York (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
The Art of War (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Another Day in Paradise (1998) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Antitrust (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Almost Famous (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Agnes Browne (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
American Movie (1999) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Across 110th Street (1972/2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Any Given Sunday (1999) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
American Astronaut (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
All the Pretty Horses (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Amores Perros (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
American Beauty (1999) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Amores Perros (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Any Given Sunday (1999) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
The Animal (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
America’s Sweethearts (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Omar Faruk Tekbilek: One Truth (Reviews) [31.Dec.94]
Magnetic Fields: 69 Love Songs (Reviews) [31.Dec.94]
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