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13 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

Valentín (2002)

Agresti says, 'It's challenging, from such a little situation, to elaborate with details, without sensationalistic tricks and pyrotechnics.'"

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13 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

Raising Helen (2004)

'Raising Helen's a happy, peppy picture, with Kate Hudson and her legs,' says Garry Marshall.

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Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working With Time (2002)

According to Goldsworthy, we must re-examine the mundane in order to break through our habitual and clichéd perceptions.

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13 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

Nothing But a Man (1964)

Nothing But a Man remains a fascinating and uplifting document because its makers understood that, as worldviews, candor and hope are not mutually exclusive.

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The Lost Boys: Special Edition (1987)

While director Joel Schumacher may not have made a perfectly genre-breaking, horror-comedy mix, he got the 'hip' part right.

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13 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

If Fahrenheit 9/11 is occasionally glib or unfocused, it is always angry and unafraid, and that makes it quite unlike the typically complacent news media and official bodies it targets.

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13 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

Dead Leaves (2004)

Beyond the gross-out factor, Dead Leaves is also a self-consciously stylish orgy of animation aesthetics and techniques.

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The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

Even as it lays down a scary geopolitical scenario and a few partisan gauntlets, The Day After Tomorrow aims to please.

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5 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Simpsons Gone Wild

It's all harmless, but wince-inducing, like an embarrassing baby photo.

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5 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

Star Trek Voyager: Season Four

One of the rewards of sitting through the fourth season is observing Jeri Ryan's evolution as an actor.

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5 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

The White Dawn (1974)

While the indigenous people mock their guests as the spawn of dogs, they nonetheless save them from death and offer them shelter.

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5 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

Saved! (2004)

'I think we've all had those moments in our lives where we question,' says Brian Dannelly.

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Michael Moore DVD Collector’s Set (2004)

Moore states it plainly: brave young troops agree to fight and die, asking only one thing in return, that their efforts be justified and the people do so in good faith.

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Deep Impact: Special Collector’s Edition (1998)

Mimi Leder's Deep Impact is both less and more than a science fiction-styled disaster melodrama.

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5 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

Bug (1975)

When the insects kill his wife, James follows the fate of most B-movie scientists and goes bonkers.

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	Sonic Youth: Corporate Ghost: The Videos: 1990-2002 [DVD]

Sonic Youth is a band that comfortably wears the role of being exception to every rule.

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4 Oct 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Jefferson Airplane: Fly Jefferson Airplane [DVD]

Jefferson Airplane was not a great band. Let it be said upfront that their reputation during their heyday was based on a drug-fueled tolerance of

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Star Trek: The Original Series - The Complete First Season

Star Trek's message of 'tolerance' is highlighted in the few episodes that explicitly showcase the dangers of racism and bigotry.

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29 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

Walking Tall (2004)

As the Rock puts it, 'If you wanna sit back and relax, and crack open a cold one, you sit back and relax. We're gonna be entertained.'"

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29 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

Sniper 3 (2004)

While Sniper 3 is certainly a derivative action film, it does create a complex web of problematic father-son relationships.

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