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Sunday, January 1 1995

Blue Streak (1999)

Martin Lawrence's signature punchline is all about survival. Typically delivered with exuberance and not a little self-satisfaction, the line reflects his thrill at getting over. It reflects his fans' thrill as well: they're happy to see their boy survive and, even better, succeed.


Beautiful Creatures (2001)

It is not, as I've heard it called, a 'Scottish Thelma & Louise,' as this soundbite doesn't do justice to the ambitious, if not exactly realized, aspirations of 'Beautiful Creatures'. For one thing, it's less glossy and celebratory than Ridley Scott's anthemic movie, and for another, there's no road trip in it.


Baby Boy (2001)

John Singleton's 'Baby Boy' begins with a bang. But it's not the sort of bang you'd expect from the guy whose first film was the earnest 'Boyz N the Hood' (1991), or whose last, the explosive 'Shaft' (2000), had its Armani-clad protagonist declaring, 'It's Giuliani time!' as he stalked off to blow away a few bad cops.


Boys and Girls (2000)

As its title promises, Robert Iscove's romantic comedy features a number of boys and girls. Or rather, it features a number of character sketches standing in as boys and girls, rendered by actors whom you'd expect to be more careful about selecting projects.


The Business of Strangers (2001)

The Business of Strangers' basic premise -- the meanness of the business of strangers -- is worn-out.


Brother (2001)

With 'Brother', his first English language film, Takeshi Kitano again examines the violent intimacy of the yakuza 'brotherhood.'"


Blow (2001)

'Blow' is all about how reality and money get mixed up.


Best in Show (2000)

The question I am left with, in relation to all these other characters, is what, if anything, are they satirizing?"


The Best Man (1999)

Someone I know organized an opening weekend group to go see The Best Man. As he reasons in the invitation he sent out to several friends, Hollywood pays attention to opening weekend box office receipts, and he'd like to ensure that this film's receipts make an impression on the powers that be. You don't see this kind of effort made for just any movie.


Black Hawk Down (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
The Beach (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Bandits (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Blow Dry (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Backstage (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
The Big Kahuna (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Bittersweet Motel (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Bossa Nova (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Behind Enemy Lines (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Beautiful People (1999) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Brotherhood of the Wolf (2002) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Before Night Falls (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Bubble Boy (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Bounce (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Blow (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Bait (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Bless the Child (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Black and White (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
But I’m a Cheerleader (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Bicentennial Man (1999) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Beowulf (1999) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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]
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