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24 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

Unconstitutional: The War on Our Civil Liberties (2004)

A film that sheds light on discrimination and energetically calls for a re-evaluation of U.S. priorities.

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24 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

Roadgames (1981)

Roadgames is ultimately a clever Hitchcockian soufflé that 'is full of air, but rises nicely.'"

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24 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Hebrew Hammer (2003)

The Hammer remains confused and conflicted, almost apologetic for who he is.

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23 Nov 2004 // 11:00 PM

	The Microphones/Little Wings: Wise Old Little Boy [DVD]

Intimacy. Ever since the heyday of the Beat Happening, this quality has thoroughly permeated much of the underground music of the Pacific Northwest. From the

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Ray Charles: Live in Concert with the Edmonton Symphony [DVD]

Fans looking for footage of his incendiary R&B will need to look elsewhere. However, Live in Concert is a pleasant trip to the crisp, seasoned concerts Charles gave in the latter part of his life.

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Richard Pryor: I Ain’t Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! (Uncensored)

I Ain't Dead Yet doesn't pretend to be definitive; nonetheless, it is an insubstantial program about a substantial figure.

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The Saddest Music in the World (2003)

'There are tears for things, there are tears of things, there are tears from things,' says Guy Maddin.

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15 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

Legally Blonde: Platinum Collection (2001/2003)

The audio commentary featuring Reese Witherspoon and Robert Luketic demonstrates the leading lady to be much more thoughtful and subdued than her typical roles might suggest.

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I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead (2003)

For all the inevitability of Will's descent, I'll Sleep When I'm Dead is an almost perversely moving experience.

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Howard Hughes: The Real Aviator (2004)

Howard Hughes: The Real Aviator focuses on the man's contributions to and obsessions with aviation.

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15 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

Garfield: The Movie (2004)

If Garfield's non-animated creatures lack distinction (what you might call 'edge'), it should be remembered that it is intended for small children.

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Bridget Jones’s Diary: Collector’s Edition (2001)

Speaking of her star, Renée Zellweger, Maguire is appropriately besotted: 'You can see what she brought to Bridget. She's got this fantastic warmth and this permanent confusion on her face.'"

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8 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

Angel: Season Four

In the season overview, Joss Whedon asserts that he wanted this season to be 'operatic'. It was that.

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8 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Stepford Wives (2004)

Director Frank Oz asserts, 'There is no such a thing as Stepford. Stepford is in the mind.'"

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8 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Nutty Professor (1963)

We come to see the film itself is the formula, making impossible Buddy Loves of us all.

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Mulholland Falls (1996)

Mulholland Falls resembles an episode of Law & Order with funny hats.

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Hooked: The Legend of Demetrius “Hook” Mitchell (2004)

'I mean, this guy,' says Master P. 'He used to jump over cars.'"

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8 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Grissom Gang (1971)

Like his characters, Robert Aldrich went for broke, taking his audiences on a thrill ride that could be thoughtful and hair-raising at the same time.

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8 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

Best of the Best (1989)

Dude, it's Eric Roberts. And he's the better of the two actors. It ain't happening.

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Barbershop: DVD Collector’s Set (2002/2004)

The Barbershop movies focus their energies on familial feelings and communal inclinations, and Cedric's wily jokes.

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