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William Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice (2004)

Pacino contains Shylock's temper as reaction, looking simultaneously vile and vulnerable, hardly a simple balance.

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Garfield and Friends: Volume Three

But if adults might seek a bit of cat development or story arc, kids are fine with repetition.

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18 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

Kinsey (2004)

Not only is the character difficult by heroic biopic standards, but his story combines radical thinking, extraordinary generosity, and supreme egotism.

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Séance (2004): Koji Yakusho, Jun Fubuki, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, Hikari Ishida - PopMatters Film Rev

As Koji and Junco drift apart, not only is their dialogue minimal, but they also appear repeatedly framed by windows and doorways.

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Team America: World Police: Special Collector’s Edition (2004)

Parker and Stone plainly love the size of this outrageous project, but they also understand and show off how silly that love is.

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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou: Criterion Collection (2004)

'That's what the movie's sort of about,' observes Wes Anderson, 'self-invention, and making their own art, and all those things.'"

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16 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

Hustle (2004)

Pete Rose so badly wants people to think he's a good guy that he presents Rose the legend, never Rose the man.

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Star Trek: Enterprise - The Complete First Season

One could argue that Star Trek: Enterprise's liberal ideology is a reflection of the Clinton years.

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13 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

Volcano High (2001)

Instead of building to a final showdown, the movie seems one continuous climax that is completely exhausting.

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The Partisans of Vilna (1986) - PopMatters Film Review
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The Partisans of Vilna allows viewers to enter the Vilna ghetto and the lives of its youthful defenders.

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	Gerry and the Pacemakers: Filmed Live at the Pavilion Theater, Glasgow [DVD]

Old Liverpudlians never die; they just keep playing songs from their back catalog until their voice finally gives out.

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I Love Lucy: The Complete Fourth Season (2004)

I Love Lucy was one of the few sitcoms that knew how to manage its guest stars, either in wonderful character bits or as themselves.

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Blade: Trinity: Unrated Version (2004)

All this stuff only emphasizes that the film is a mighty endeavor and the kids trained long and hard.

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10 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

The I Inside (2003)

You know something's wrong with your film when the most interesting thing in it is a 20-second scene featuring Robert Sean Leonard.

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Hoop Dreams: Criterion Collection (2004)

The film is famous and respected for many reasons, not least because of the dramatic storylines it waves together so gracefully.

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The Wind in the Willows: The Complete First Season

Egotistical and utterly deluded as to his own popularity, Toad's adventures are by far the series' best, owing much to David Jason's maniacal performance.

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Oz - The Complete Fourth Season

Arresting for any number of reasons -- graphic violence, extreme masculinity, harsh language -- Oz also brilliantly inventive with its percussive soundtrack.

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5 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

Teacher’s Pet (1958)

Gable here is grown older, alone, and confronting his own irrelevance at the dawn of the '60s.

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The Specials: Specials Edition (2000)

Apparently, the production suffered from ego problems on set, similar to those bothering the characters.

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5 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

Primer (2004)

As Shane Carruth notes, the time travelers are like 'kids in a clubhouse,' poking around because it's fun and vaguely new, which leaves them unprepared for what comes.

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