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Sunday, January 1 1995

Meeting People is Easy (1998)

Grant Gee's 1998 documentary Meeting People is Easy, which follows rock band Radiohead on their OK Computer tour, is often wildly kinetic, sometimes eerily static but always bubbling under the surface with distortion and static.

The Mystery of Oberwald (Mistero di Oberwald, Il) (1980/2001)

Set in 1903, 'Oberwald' is an adaptation of a Jean Cocteau play called 'The Two-Headed Eagle'. The play and subsequent video are both premised on the kind of everyplot that evokes many common narratives at once.

Me, Myself & Irene (2000)

Charlie's suppressed despair over the failed marriage and the humiliations he suffers as a highway patrolman coalesce into alterego Hank, who emerges David Banner style whenever Charlie encounters confrontation or conflict.

Mr. Death:  The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. (1999)

When he places an ad in the local paper to sell a used lethal injection machine, Fred Leuchter seems genuinely surprised to learn the ad has been pulled and banned from publication. To say the least, Leuchter appears out of touch with reality.

Mission: Impossible 2 (2000)

The Man Who Cried (2001)

...a sprawling affair, filled with bad accents (Cate Blanchett's tortured 'Russian'), tired cliches about studly horsemen and young girls' sexual awakenings, and really bad lip-syncing to Italian opera.

The Mexican (2001)

On its good-looking surface (being well-composed and carefully lit), 'The Mexican' is a love story.

Memento (2001)

Imagine that, like Leonard (Guy Pearce), you find yourself in mid-run, with a scary-looking guy with a gun running nearby, and you have to figure out who's chasing whom. In practical terms, it only takes a second to realize that he's chasing you, because he fires his gun at you and heads your way.

Mansfield Park (1999) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Monsoon Wedding (2002) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Miss Congeniality (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Loser (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Lumumba (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Last Orders (2002) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Love & Basketball (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Loser (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
The Legends of Rita (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
The Little Vampire (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Lost Souls (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Love & Sex (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Left Behind (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
The Low Down (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
The Last Castle (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Last Night (1999) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Little Nicky (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
The Luzhin Defence (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Love’s Labour’s Lost (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Liam (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Life as a House (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Last Resort (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Last Orders (2002) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
The Ladies Man (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Lies (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Limbo (1999) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Lantana (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
The Luzhin Defence (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Lost and Delirious (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
The Last Castle (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Light It Up (1999) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Liberty Heights (1999) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
L.I.E. (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Legally Blonde (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Lady Vengeance (2005) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
K-PAX (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Kingdom Come (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Kikujiro (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Kiss of the Dragon (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Kissing Jessica Stein (2002) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Keeping the Faith (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Keeping the Faith (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
A Knight’s Tale (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Jeepers Creepers (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Jackpot (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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