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The Deep End (2001)

'The Deep End' might be accurately described as 'The Tilda Swinton Show', as her portrayal of the desperate, self-sacrificing mother Margaret Hall is the center of the film.


Don’t Say a Word (2001)

Michael Douglas's latest film, 'Don't Say a Word', is painfully and transparently about, well, him.


Disappearing Acts (2000)

This plot comes to revolve around the couple's troubles with money, it becomes an emblem and manifestation of Zora and Franklin's mutual and separate fears.


The Day I Became a Woman (2001)

Structured as three loosely linked stories about Iranian women, Marziyeh Meshkini's 'The Day I Became a Woman' is at once haunting and immediate.


Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001)

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Driven (2001)

While 'Driven' shows cars crashing exceedingly well, the people part only functions to keep the film from coming off like a late night infomercial for an exploitative 'Greatest Car Crashes' videotape -- not available in stores!"


Drowning Mona (2000)

But while the last is a truly funny flick starring these two, now, almost 15 years later, even their considerable talents can't salvage the watery mess known as Drowning Mona.


Dog Run (2001)

This may be the most daring message of 'Dog Run': these junkies and homeless kids are 'not' special.


The Devil’s Backbone (2001)

Where [the ghost] becomes a relatively benign presence for Carlos and the other boys ['The Devil's Backbone'], the same cannot be said for the living adults.


Dracula 2000 / Shadow of the Vampire (2000) - PopMatters Film Review )

Frankly, it doesn't seem coincidental that these films are being released around the holidays; certainly Dracula's bloodsucking lust appeals on some level to our own holiday consumer frenzies.


Double Take (2001)

If you've seen Bad Boys, Rush Hour, Blue Streak, or even 1988's Midnight Run, you've seen most everything this movie has to offer.


Don’t Say a Word (2001)

Michael Douglas's latest film, 'Don't Say a Word', is painfully and transparently about, well, him.


Diamonds (2000)

Most of the action in Diamonds involves a road trip undertaken by Harry Agensky (Kirk Douglas), his son Lance (Dan Aykroyd), and grandson Michael (Corbin Allred).


The Dish (2001)

Cliff, Mitch, and the adorably timid Glenn spend great dollops of screen time trying to recompute Apollo 11's trajectory, covering a blackboard with an engineer's esoteric, mathematical scrawl.


Dinosaur (2000)

The movie certainly doesn't devote much screen time to the dinosaurs' long-term fate, instead being content to follow along as Aladar tries to get laid without getting eaten -- you know, the way we all do.


The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972/2000)

The utopian vision Bunuel and his contemporaries aspired to is now beside the point. All that is necessary is to get us to remember a product in order to consume it.


Duets (2000)

Duets exposes the frustration of the 'American Dream', when working hard only makes you tired.


Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999)

With Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, however, Schneider finally manages to thrust his unattractive mug into the spotlight. The result is a comic spoof that casts him as the anti-Richard Gere, an ill-suited suitor whose on-the-job training provides for a variety of awkwar


Daniel Takes a Train (Szerencsés Dániel) (1983/2001)

The Hungarian film, 'Daniel Takes a Train', explores at length the tensions and sorrows that befall the lives of political refugees and details how those lives persist, even in the grim face of war.


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