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Get Shorty (Special Edition) (1995)

Sonnenfeld keeps all of this under two hours by cutting the movie at a dazzling clip. The film moves like Travolta, quickly and with style.

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Donnie Darko: Director’s Cut (2001)

The problem embodied by Donnie is at once mundane and painfully special, the dilemma of fate vs. free will, laced though with unanswered questions of identity and responsibility.

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17 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

Dottie Gets Spanked (1993)

Dottie Gets Spanked contextualizes and foretells the artfully designed surfaces and off-kilter universes of Haynes' later successes.

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16 Feb 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Peter Gabriel: Play: The Videos [DVD]

The godfather of art rock once again surpasses expectations with a near-comprehensive compilation that's a feast for the senses.

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MacGyver: The Complete First Series

With such an underdeveloped character and so many ridiculous plots, MacGyver's first season reminds us how bizarre '80s TV really was.

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Man in Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story

By an almost unbearable fluke of timing, the start of Michael Jackson's trial coincides with the start of 2005's Black History Month.

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7 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

Voyage in Time (1983)

Voyage in Time, a one-hour television film, snatches a fragment of Tarkovsky's working life.

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Time of the Wolf (Le Temps du loup) (2002)

In Michael Haneke's version of the end of the world, things are different.

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A New Kind of Love (1963)

The film offers up a timeless double standard: a man who has many sexual partners is considered masculine, but a woman with multiple partners is a slut.

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7 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

Neil Gaiman’s A Short Film About John Bolton (2003)

The affection Neil Gaiman shows for Marcus indicates that he doesn't hate critics, just what we represent: an ethos of inept misinterpretation aimed at elevating the academic over the visceral.

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How to Draw a Bunny (2004) - PopMatters Film Review
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We feel a dogged incompletion, as if Ray Johnson's career was a massive joke awaiting one final punch line.

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7 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Harvest (1993)

David Marconi's screenplay is redeemed by its interest in messing with our minds rather than trotting out the requisite local color and visual shortcuts.

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Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)

The film's primary appeal is the bizarre turn by Noel Coward as Wilson (one of several 'eccentrics' the film trots out to otherize London even as it pathologizes at least one of the yanks).

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The Kids in the Hall: The Complete Season 2, 1990-1991

The Kids' steadfastly humanizing instincts go a long way towards rendering their comedy adorably toothless.

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The Jamie Kennedy Experiment: The Complete Third Season

It's not clear why Jamie Kennedy holds back with some marks and pushes others completely over the edge.

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Jesus, Mary, and DaVinci

Attempting to capitalize on the success of Brown's book, ABC News' Jesus, Mary, and DaVinci attempts to discern fact from fiction in The DaVinci Code.

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2 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

Silver City (2004)

Dickie Pilager embodies U.S. political-corporate mythology, the 'shining city on a hill' reduced to basic elements.

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2 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

Shall We Dance? (2004)

'The fact is,' says director Peter Chelsom, 'I was very, very wary about remaking such a perfect original.'"

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2 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

Pauly Shore is Dead (2003)

Decked out in his vintage gear, Rico Suave has been reduced to selling oranges with his young son on the side of a California highway.

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Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004)

'This was a lot of joy,' says Bruce Sinofsky, 'To be in a studio with musicians and people you respect, and watch the creative process, but also to watch these people break themselves down to their essence and start rebuilding themselves was an inspiration.'"

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