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Sunday, January 1 1995

Josie and the Pussycats (2001)

As demonstrated by artists as different from one another as Eminem, Blink-182, and Andy Dick, there are many jokes to be made at the expense of the current crop of pop stars.


Joe Gould’s Secret (2000)

Joe Gould (Ian Holm) is what they used to call a 'character.' You see him early in Stanley Tucci's film, scuttling into a diner where New Yorker writer Joseph Mitchell (Tucci) is having coffee.


Joe Dirt (2001)

Are 'rednecks' funny? America seems to think so.


Jurassic Park III (2001)

Digital dinosaurs in digital stereo.


Jesus’ Son (2000)

The elegance of Maclean's film, however, lies i


Judy Berlin (2000)

In the movies, suburbia is usually plastic and colorful, familiar and pockmarked by Pier Ones, Burger Kings, and Walmarts, as well as American Beauty roses.


Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)

Here's the short version of this review: 'Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back' is a very funny movie.


Iron Ladies (Sa Tree Lex) (2001)

The movie serves up the surface layer of gay style, with none of the substance.


In the Mood for Love (2000)

A swoony, adult film of unexpected restraint, 'In the Mood for Love' shines with radiant color schemes and two devastating central performances, by Maggie Cheung ('Irma Vep') and Tony Leung ('Chungking Express', 'Happy Together').


Iron Monkey (1993/2001)

Fighters in 'Iron Monkey' don't float or glide toward each other. They rocket, bounce and whip.


Intimacy (2001)

Wordless sex suddenly seems more appealing than the nasty arguments that repeatedly erupt. "


In Too Deep (1999)

It’s for real: LL Cool J is a movie star. When he makes his entrance in Michael Rymer’s retread undercover cop movie, the


The Idiots (1998)

The Idiots is Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier’s 1998 exploration of normality as a social system, the constraints it places on individuals to behave in


I Am Sam (2001)

'I Am Sam' will not let these characters be: they must run the gamut of movie-of-the-week emotions... A to B.


Innocence (1999)

'Innocence' offers a brave take on love, fidelity, and sexuality that often flies in the face of traditional, age-defined preconceptions of all.


The Insider (1999)

Michael Mann's film The Insider is about blowing the lid of conspiracy off the tobacco industry. Although the film is ostensibly about one corporate produced addictive narcotic, that is nicotine, it is really about two, the other one being capital.


Italian for Beginners (2001)

Where 'Italian for Beginners' differs from other Dogme 95 fare is that its end isn't totally catastrophic. This isn't to say it has a happy ending, just that it doesn't end with the usual emotional wasteland littered by human wreckage.


Iris (2001)

PULL.


I Dreamed of Africa (2000)

Don’t Europeans ever get tired of swooping down to Africa to exploit its peoples and natural resources? Apparently not. I Dreamed of Africa is


The In-Crowd (2000)

The In Crowd's script, by Mark Gibson and Phil Halprin, is extremely predictable (to the point that Warners' request that reviewers not give away the 'film's ending' is a joke in itself).


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