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Thursday, January 16 2003

Joe Millionaire

Joe Millionaire is intent on satisfying the backlash lust of women-hating men.


Abby

Abby's writers have an opportunity to develop more fully one character, and give a black woman a star turn.


The Son (Le Fils) (2003)

Unfailingly disciplined, the Dardennes resist glib payoffs and easy answers.


National Security (2003)

Endeavors to complicate the standard black-white buddy dynamic.


Kangaroo Jack (2003)

Most often cast as sidekicks, Anthony Anderson has shown repeatedly that he can perform rings around supposed stars.


The Hours (2002)

The women are also functions of a coherent narrative, made comprehensible as embodiments of historical patterns.


A Guy Thing (2003)

A movie of this sort depends on a relentless illogic.


El Crimen del Padre Amaro (2002)

In El Crimen del Padre Amaro, the Catholic Church and its representatives are not immune from earthly corruption and desire.


Wednesday, January 15 2003

When the Women Come Out to Dance by Elmore Leonard

Elmore Leonard manages to entertain us and make us think.


The Undercut Reader: Critical Writings on Artists’ Film and Video by Edited by Nina Damino and Micha

the world unfolding inside it is always interesting and sometimes fascinating.


Sandy Koufax:  A Lefty’s Legacy by Jane Leavy

The glory and thrill of this pivotal game against the backdrop of a troubled country.


Prince of Lost Places by Kathy Hepinstall

Hepinstall's writing comes inflated by high praise.


Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper—Case Closed by Patricia Cornwell

Patricia Cornwell has gone ... silently and irretrievably mad"


Advertising Annual 2002 and New Talent Design Annual 2002 by B. Martin Pedersen, Editor

From an intellectual property standpoint, creativity is seen more and more as a force of constant innovation.


G-Strings and Sympathy: Strip Club Regulars and Male Desire by Katherine Frank

Precious little has been said about the individuals who drive this industry: the customers.


The Eagle’s Shadow: Why America Fascinates and Infuriates the World by Mark Hertsgaard

He's missing a hell of a lot because the water is rushing around him faster than he can drink.


Tuesday, January 14 2003

Lemon Jelly: Lost Horizons

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Kathy Kosins: Mood Swings

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Hoggboy: Or 8?

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Anne Heaton: Black Notebook

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