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20 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

Mean Girls (2004)

Concerns Cady's transformation, as she's subjected to high school and the 'mean girls' who prowl its corridors.

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20 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

Coffee and Cigarettes (2004)

Coffee and Cigarettes is a return, of sorts, for Jim Jarmusch.

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South Park: The Passion of The Jew

Parker and Stone's project is sometimes hobbled by their apparent belief that anything offensive is inherently purgative.

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15 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

Young Adam (2003)

'Joe's abandonment is like a political act and a political philosophy, he's a libertine and a libertarian,' says Tilda Swinton.

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Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles - Trackers (1999)

The Roughnecks characters are caught between blandness and a semi-cartoon stylization.

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15 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

Past Midnight (1992)

A carnival of clichés, the film offers a bleak Pacific Northwest location, where it pours atmospheric buckets of foreboding.

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15 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

Man on Fire (2004)

Tony Scott enthuses, 'I had such a brilliant smorgasbord of really odd, strange personalities and different looks.'"

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The Road to Memphis / Godfathers and Sons / Red, White & Blues - PopMatters Music Review
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For a genre of music that was borne out of hardship, and featured some of music history's most powerful and poignant material, its striking how tame The Blues is.

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From Jesus to Christ (2004) - PopMatters Film Review
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This passionate intellectual journey through the first two centuries of Christianity is the perfect antidote to The Passion of the Christ.

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15 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

Eddie Murphy Raw (1987)

The film is now out on DVD, a bare-bones release ideal for dissection, isolating the best and worst of Murphy.

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15 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

Baadasssss! (2003)

Mario Van Peebles came up understanding the power of images as a means to incite and reveal revolution.

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Whispers in the Dark (1992)

What emerges here is a painfully generic potboiler briefly masquerading as softcore porn.

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The United States of Leland (2003)

Leland meets a teacher who's been tending to young hard cases for too long.

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8 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

7 Days in September (2003)

'I wasn't thinking about making a film,' says one documentary filmmaker. 'I just happened to be there and it was history in the making.'"

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8 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring (2004)

If the film may not reveal all the tenets of the religion's philosophy, it provides a sensory experience of Buddhist principle and wisdom.

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Resident Evil: Deluxe Edition (2002)

Resident Evil opens at a moment that might be best described as mid-psychosis, that is, the titular evil is overtaking the 'residence'.

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8 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Ladykillers (2004)

Pious, earnest, and broadly drawn, Marva is the first black character in a Coen brothers movie to occupy center stage.

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8 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

Jersey Girl (2003)

Affleck and Smith talk lots about shooting details and feelings about their chosen fields, their mutual esteem and affection audible.

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6 Sep 2004 // 3:00 PM

	Various Artists: Legends of Rock ‘n’ Roll [DVD]

American rock ‘n’ roll suffers from a sad paradox. The very thing that made it great unto immortality when it first exploded into the world—

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Twisted: Special Collector’s Edition (2004)

'I'd been wanting to make a film noir in San Francisco for many years,' says Philip Kaufman, 'And the closest I'd come was Invasion of the Body Snatchers.'"

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