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11 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Table For Five (1983)

Watching this 1983 tearjerker anew is a jarring, surprising experience.

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11 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Gunner Palace (2004)

'Maybe this whole war thing wasn't even true,' says Spc. Wilf. 'Maybe it's all burned into my mind now.'"

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Footballer’s Wives: The Complete Series One

Footballers Wives is sort of a Desperate Housewives meets North Dallas Forty.

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Gone in 60 Seconds: Director’s Cut (2000)

The trailer for Gone is a particularly unpretentious distillation of the film's key elements.

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7 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Starting Over (1979)

Starting Over captures the sting of loving someone despite knowing he is going to break your heart.

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7 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Good Father (1985)

Within minutes of its start, Mike Newell's The Good Father has thus established Bill's rage.

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Sling Blade - Director’s Cut (Miramax Collector’s Series) (1996)

Sling Blade is a piece of true Southern Gothic in the vein of Flannery O'Connor, Harry Crews, and (yes, I'll say it) William Faulkner.

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6 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Coyote Ugly: The Unrated Extended Cut (2000)

Melanie Lynskey, despite being underused in the film, says more with a couple of gestures and expressions than anyone else does with dialogue.

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5 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Double Dare (2004)

Jeannie Epper actually stands for longevity, not retirement, the example that Bell might follow once all the bright lights disappear.

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5 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Bride & Prejudice (2004)

Lalita is daring independent whose education involves coming to terms with both her constraining heritage and her desire to fit in.

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1 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Prime Cut (1972)

Prime Cut is like a giant absurdist painting.

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1 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Hitch (2005)

Hitch's combination of expertise and endearing clumsiness makes use of a few too many clichés.

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The Prophecy: Uprising (2005)

This may well be the first film where the Prince of Darkness is merciful, tolerant, and even politically centered.

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Crazed Fruit: Criterion Collection (1956)

Natsuhisa poses as something of a mentor to Haruji, but also reveals a low-grade competitiveness that will soon spiral into full-blown resentment and malice.

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28 Jun 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Blur: Starshaped [DVD]

Nostalgia for the '90s rears its ugly neon head? Say it ain't so Damon.

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28 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

Sunset Story (2003)

What begins as a remarkable story of two old soldiers in the war on apathy turns into a solemn look at the ravages and revenge of age.

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28 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Pacifier (2004)

To convince Brad Garrett to wear a wrestling singlet, director Adam Shankman reminded him that 'Dignity is trumped by funny.'"

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27 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

Hellraiser: Deader (2005)

It's hard to dislike Hellraiser: Deader, despite the fact that in many ways it's a disappointing film.

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24 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

Dirty Filthy Love (2004)

We are introduced to Mark as he's lying in bed unable to move, from his room, also his sanctuary from the uncontrollable world around him.

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23 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Wool Cap (2004)

Though Gigot harbors no real affinity for the tenants, he can't tell them when he's annoyed or out of sorts due to his being mute.

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