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Sunday, January 1 1995

Wonder Boys (2000)

Curtis Hanson's Wonder Boys is very much concerned with the boys its title declares (or, rather, with a certain sort of boyish behavior). More to the point, it actually seems to wonder, as we do and as the characters do, what is to be done with them.


The Watcher (2000)

You might be old enough to remember those heady years when local theaters played Friday the 13th triple features and there were occasional midnight screenings


Waking Life (2001)

Throughout Waking Life, the pictures rarely, if ever, stop moving, flowing, breathing -- attention has been paid to the animated environments, not just the characters in the foreground.


Woman on Top (2000)

Penelope Cruz is as radiant a rising star as you're likely to see in this lifetime, sensuous and dewy-new-seeming.


The Whole Nine Yards (2000)

WARNING: The following review contains spoilers. The Denominator of Denial The director of The Whole Nine Yards, Jonathan Lynn, used to specialize in delectable mayhem


Where the Money Is (2000)

Where the Money Is opens with two high school graduates — played improbably by Linda Fiorentino and Dermot Mulroney — cruising down a nighttime road in their


What Women Want (2000)

At the start of What Women Want, we learn the definition of a “man’s man.” This lesson comes first from the ex-wife of Nick


What’s Cooking? (2000)

What’s Cooking? opens with a photograph of a white, All-American-looking family gathered around a Thanksgiving turkey. As the camera zooms out, we discover the


With a Friend Like Harry (Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien) (2001)

There are plenty of anxieties to go around here, most of them concerning what it means to be -- or at least behave like -- a man.


Wendigo (2002)

Considers the possible effects of transposing a 'natural' justice system onto human conflict.


What Lies Beneath (2000)

CAUTION: This review contains spoilers, although frankly, it doesn’t reveal much more information than the film’s trailer does. “Take Me Away!” The most


The Wood (1999)

During opening week for The Wood, MTV ran a game show based on the movie — or more precisely, based on promoting the movie, as it


Wild Strawberries (1957/2002)

One of Ingmar Bergman's best films and certainly one of the best ever made on the subject of aging.


Wildflowers (1999)

Occasionally, a movie comes along that attempts to remember the '60s as a time like all others, with competing ideologies, and both good and bad effects.


Waking the Dead (2000)

Though some viewers might not compare producer-director Keith Gordon to John Huston as adaptors of literature to film, Gordon makes films which are regularly praised for their 'faithful' transfer of literary texts.


Waking Life (2001)

Interpolations Waking Life begins with two kids (Trevor Jack Brooks and Lorelei Linklater, daughter of the film’s director Richard Linklater) playing a paper hand-puzzle


The World Is Not Enough (1999)

I can't help it; whenever I hear that opening theme music to a James Bond film, I get a tingle. I can't help but to hope for the best. This time out, my hopes were raised by a great opening sequence to The World Is Not Enough, which involves a thrilling highspeed boat chase. What's more, TWINE gives us the premise for a most excellent villain.


The Whole Nine Yards (2000)

WARNING: The following review contains spoilers. Executing Reality The poster advertisement for Warner Brothers’ current release, The Whole Nine Yards, reads “Life’s a comedy,


Whipped (2000)

While Whipped's general organization -- three guys competing for one woman, all knowing about one another, all showing up at her apartment at the same time -- is pretty much directly ripped off from Spike Lee's groundbreaking She's Gotta Have It, here the focus is not on the she, but the three he's.


Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

As both a parody and a 'straight' summer camp comedy, 'Wet Hot American Summer' has little to offer even the most die-hard crude comedy fans.


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