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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 // 1:00 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 // 1:00 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 // 1:00 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 // 1:00 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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Noam Chomsky: Rebel Without a Pause: Noam Chomsky, Carol Chomsky - PopMatters Film Review
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Noam Chomsky is also a walking primer on how to be a public intellectual.

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House of Flying Daggers (Shi mian mai fu) (2004)

While Zhang and Zhang's commentary track emphasizes the sheer effort that went into the film's production -- training, research, special effects work, hours on the set, physical hardships -- it also suggests the good time they shared.

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Groucho: A Life in Revue (2001)

I knew what a Groucho Marx impression was before I knew who Groucho Marx was.

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5 May 2005 // 1:00 AM

Beaches: Special Edition (1988)

Beaches is the Goliath of those epic '80s melodramas, squashing patience and dignity and tact.

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God, the Devil and Bob: The Complete Series

In the final episode of God, the Devil and Bob, titled 'Bob Gets Involved', Bob (voiced by French Stewart) goes on a rampage against rap music.

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26 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Undertow (2004)

Retribution leads to violence, such that the next generation of brothers, Tim and Chris, are tossed into yet another vacuum of fear, guilt, and suspicion.

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26 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Suddenly (Tan de repente) (2002)

In Diego Lerman's generous film, going bankrupt is an excuse for spending less time shopping and more time meeting potential friends and lovers.

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