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Monday, November 17 2003

Returner (2002)

Surprise: humans have caused the war after all, and the demonization of the aliens was just a government cover-up.


Once Upon a Time in the West: Special Collector’s Edition (1968)

Sergio Leone never met a portentous entrance he didn't like.


Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)

'She's really pretty handy with knives and guns, this girl.'"


Home Room (2003)

'School's no place for kids anymore.'"


Growin’ a Beard (2003)

Growin' a Beard, then, invites us to laugh, but not necessarily to think.


A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman (1961-1963)

All three films are concerned with ideas, states of being, and subjective experience.


Le Coup de Grâce (1976)

Caught in the middle, Sophie is the perfect human embodiment of the middle world she inhabits.


Cool World (1992)

The doodles are all bulbous heads, puckered lips and low-slung Cro-Magnon shoulders.


Afterglow (1997)

Julie Christie's ageless beauty brings more than sufficient radiance to Afterglow.


Monday, November 3 2003

The Family Guy, Vol. 2 (Season 3)

While The Family Guy's humor often obliterates the boundaries of good taste, it also espouses faith in the American Family.


Whale Rider (2002)

Pai comes into her own by juggling expectations and desires.


A Decade Under the Influence (2003) - PopMatters Film Review )

'Steal from us,' Coppola tells today's young directors. It's more than a shame that this is all that's left for anyone to do.


The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941)

Featuring the long-lost complete version of the film, Criterion's magnificent DVD of The Devil and Daniel Webster illustrates contrasts between Heaven and Hell.


The Cars That Ate Paris (1974)

'As a result of their immoral acts, the young people were corrupted, totally. They'd grown up with this kind of violence and were uncontrollable.'"


Tuesday, October 21 2003

28 Days Later (2002)

In time for Halloween, Fox has released the DVD of 28 Days Later, a frankly brilliant and scary scary movie.


Rudy (Deluxe Edition) (1993)

The racialized ideology that informs Rudy is made more pronounced by the racial discourses of today's sports.


Respiro (2002)

Respiro, as its title suggests, is about breathing, in a spiritual, vivacious sense.


Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

The extras in this two-disc set are ample and appropriately Python-y.


The Man Who Laughs (1928)

Director Paul Leni integrates German Expressionist techniques with the demands of the Hollywood system without compromising their effectiveness.


Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Illustrates the many complexities found in the relations between colonized and colonizer.


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