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9 Aug 2004 // 1:00 AM

Millennium Mambo (2003)

A filmmaker fixated on the continuing past, Hou has become the foremost chronicler of our mortality.

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9 Aug 2004 // 1:00 AM

Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004)

In her discernible contempt, Elle stands in some opposition to Beatrix, whose ferocity is less mean than resolute.

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9 Aug 2004 // 1:00 AM

Hidalgo (2004)

'Being out in the middle of the Arabian desert,' says Mortensen, 'you could easily imagine what it must have been like.'"

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3 Aug 2004 // 1:00 AM

13 Going on 30 (2004)

Jennifer Garner embodies a joy that's all too rare on recent movie screens, in adults or kids.

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3 Aug 2004 // 1:00 AM

Secret Window (2004)

'Johnny's look,' says director David Koepp, 'mostly came from Johnny'.

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RoboCop Trilogy (1987/1990/1993)

Strikingly, RoboCop's political insights are as timely today as on its release in 1987.

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3 Aug 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Reckoning (2004)

The Reckoning raises significant questions concerning how news and history are shaped by those with the power to name them.

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The Flower of Evil (La Fleur Du Mal) (2003)

Claude Chabrol keeps the forces that threaten to tear the family asunder, for the most part, submerged.

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26 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

Star Trek: Voyager, Season Three

Kate Mulgrew's Janeway is a true TV original, probably one of the strongest women ever to exist on the small screen.

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Playmakers: The Complete Series

Much as creator John Eisendrath asserts that sports is 'colorblind,' Playmakers reveals the many ways that race creates bonds and divisions, expectations and loyalties.

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Homicide Life on the Street: The Complete Season 4

Unlike most TV fare, especially cop shows, Homicide concerns itself with details and asides that don't always come together into thematic wholes.

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26 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

Gilmore Girls: The Complete First Season

Lorelai is written to challenge as well as entertain, her dialogue filled with pop culture references delivered at top speed.

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26 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

How’s Your News? (1999)

It's impossible not to do a little genuine soul-searching while watching, How's Your News? because it reframes disability in terms that aren't super-heroic, but ordinarily virtuous.

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Hellboy: 2-Disc Special Edition (2004)

Speaking in his commentary track, del Toro is keenly passionate about the film, the character, and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola.

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26 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

Bukowski at Bellevue (2004)

The man had a soul, and the contribution of this lonely fact to American art is worth remembering when all the other nonsense is rightfully forgotten.

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12 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

13 Moons (2002)

In this world of unbelievable coincidences, Karma battles fate for the destiny of all involved.

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The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (1965)

Martin Ritt coaxes a performance from Richard Burton that reveals Leamas as a full-fledged existential hero.

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12 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

Never Die Alone (2004)

'I look older in person than I come across on film,' observes DMX while watching himself in Never Die Alone.

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The Manchurian Candidate: Special Edition (1962)

The Manchurian Candidate throws into horrific relief a chaotic sense of U.S. national identity.

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12 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

Heartburn (1986)

In Heartburn, we're not privy to any clues that Mark might be the unfaithful party, even though we know it's a plot device coming down the track like a Metroliner.

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