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7 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Incredibles (2004)

Its snark makes The Incredibles one of those cartoons that mainstream, self-knowing adults might appreciate along with their kids.

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7 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

Incident at Loch Ness (2004)

There's something about the loch, its deep dark water mystery and nightmarish symbolism, keeps us engaged.

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The Boy Who Wanted to be a Bear: Collector’s Series Edition (2002)

The Boy Who Wanted to Be a Bear speaks to human ignorance of the animal world.

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6 Mar 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Low: In Europe [DVD]

Sebastian Schrade’s Low in Europe follows the Duluth, Minnesota trio Low on tour in Germany and England in late 2002 into 2003. The film is maybe

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4 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

Downfall (Der Untergang) (2004)

Downfall's preoccupation with a flesh-and-blood Hitler is central to its meditation on fanaticism.

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Spike & Mike’s Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation: Caught in the Act!

The animators here have, with a few exceptions, yet to outgrow a fascination with the satirical possibilities of putting wholesome cartoon characters through their R- and X-rated paces.

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The Greatest American Hero: Season One

Television producer/thriller novelist Stephen J. Cannell is like the Bob Dylan of TV.

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28 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Grid

The Grid attempts to confront terrorism and Western ignorance of Islamic culture head-on.

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28 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

CSI Miami: Season Two

CSI Miami celebrates wars on terror, drugs, and crime that disproportionately affect communities of color.

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28 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Same River Twice (2003)

In the late 1990s, Robb Moss decided to document the lives of five people from an early rafting trip, not knowing what form the new story would assume.

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28 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

Our Town (2003)

Our Town is revered for its simple structure and shorthand summation of the human journey.

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I Heart Huckabees: 2-Disc Special Edition (2004)

As hard as he tries, Albert can't quite keep up with the Jaffes' questions, let alone their answers.

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28 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

Flight of the Phoenix (2004)

Much like John Moore's Behind Enemy Lines, Phoenix splices together traditional and current action movie clichés and rhythms.

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24 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Shield: Season 3

The Shield's moral center perpetually shifts, as the Team members struggle to maintain their sense of balance, caught between the outright villains and their own dishonesty.

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Millennium: The Complete Second Season

Frank's newly troubled family life was the first of many alterations made to the format of Millennium during its second season.

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24 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

Sam the Man (2000)

If Sam the Man didn't tackle some difficult relationship questions so perceptively, its horrible lead and crappy lighting would have sunk it.

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24 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

Shanghai Ghetto (2002)

As survivor Henry Meisel observes in one of the supplemental, extended interviews: 'It's amazing how people can improvise.'"

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24 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

She Hate Me (2004)

As the last bill appears -- a three dollar 'bogus' bill featuring George W. Bush's face -- Spike Lee laughs. 'Hopefully, by the time you're seeing this DVD, he'll be out!'"

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24 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

Nine Good Teeth (2003)

While the director suggests he wants make an objective film, Nine Good Teeth is undeniably skewed to display Nana in the best possible light.

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24 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

Hello Down There (1969)

Having failed to hold onto small-town American values during the late '60s mod explosion, the nuclear family man here flees to the bottom of the sea.

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