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Witness: Special Collector’s Edition (1985)

Bemused at times, Detective John Book is nonetheless captivated by the Amish community's simplicity, its decency, and its ability to thrive despite its antiquities.

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Green Day: The History of Green Day: Suburbia Bomb [DVD]

It's a DVD for those who enjoy interviews of people who knew Green Day in retrospect, but lacks in any actual show of music.

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13 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Memories of Murder (2003)

Memories of Murder not only brings a fresh perspective to the forensics subgenre, but also thoughtfully considers Korea's political framework.

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13 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Cypher (2002)

Just like the spies' mission as they hunt for secrets and significance inside massive corporate databanks, this film's point is unclear.

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12 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Titus: Seasons 1 & 2

It avoids usual sitcom setups and sappy wrap-ups, instead considering the effects of what Titus calls 'hard, old school' parenting on young Christopher (Titus).

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	The English Beat: In Concert at the Royal Festival Hall [DVD]

Although usually lumped in with the ska revival bands, the English Beat's exhilarating blend of pop hooks, reggae rhythms, jazzy sax breaks, and punky attitude is difficult enough to categorize that they wouldn't stand a chance on today's genre-driven radio or MTV.

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The Andy Griffith Show: The Complete Third Season

Gomer had us at 'Gol-lee'.

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Bigger than the Sky (2005)

Bigger than the Sky starts off with its heart in the right place and ends up with almost none at all.

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1 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Slim Susie (2003)

Thanks to globalization, DVDs, and satellite TV, American imagery (more specifically, indie imagery) has worked its way into almost all foreign film. The Swedish Slim Susie is a beneficiary of this cinematic crosspollination.

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31 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Sahara (2005)

Then they get to the Dirk part, that is, their much-considered intentions for their hero, their plans to create the 'dynamic of Dirk'.

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The Arthur Dong Collection: Stories from the War on Homosexuality (2005)

The documentary clearly shows that the 'war on homosexuality' is far from over.

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30 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Star Trek:  Enterprise - Season 2

Star Trek: Enterprise is currently poised to be remembered as the underdog of the Trek franchise.

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Clueless: Whatever! Edition (1995)

When I first read I just thought, this is funny. This was by the lady who directed Fast Times and apparently they had the girl from the Aerosmith videos in it.

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Futurama Monster Robot Maniac Fun Collection

It is a short but powerful argument in favor of Matt Groening's dream project.

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Tommy Boy: Holy Schnike Edition (1995)

It seems odd that this well-executed formula buddy comedy would have such a tortured birthing process.

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The Dick Cavett Show: Rock Icons

For classic rock fans, the set contains some fascinating moments, and it's a testament to Cavett's willingness to play with format that they don't seem dated.

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26 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Sorum (2001)

Sorum might be best described as a ghost story, but without ghosts.

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The Errol Morris DVD Collection (2005) - PopMatters Film Review
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Errol Morris' documentaries are strange, perfect journeys.

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	Eric Lewis: Hopscotch [CD and DVD]

A non-anonymous set by a pianist the expert employment agency of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra booked, trio then suddenly unaccompanied swinging in a two-handed style with Jaki Byard for precedent. You get to see him play all but one track on an accompanying DVD.

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The Simpsons: The Complete Sixth Season

The commentary tracks repeatedly demonstrate the mutual respect and camaraderie of the Simpsons veterans.

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