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Something’s Gotta Give (2003)

Something's Gotta Give is best when it backs off the cute dialogue and the actors create their own moments.

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22 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

Beyond Borders (2003)

The truth is shifty throughout Beyond Borders, primarily because its fiction is filtered through Sarah's eyes.

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	Jethro Tull: A New Day Yesterday 1969-1994: The 25th Anniversary Collection [DVD]

Okay, okay, let me just say this up-front: I used to really like Jethro Tull. We all were, kinda, in our little junior high circle,

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21 Mar 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Can: CAN DVD

Finally, a DVD from one of the most groundbreaking German bands in the history of recorded music. Holger Czukay, Irmin Schmidt, Jaki Liebeziet, Michael Karoli,

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15 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

Starsky & Hutch: The Complete First Season

It was a show about a car, with the two leads, detectives David Starsky and Ken Hutchinson, taking second billing.

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Homicide: Life on the Street: The Complete Seasons 1 & 2

Homicide lays out an utterly compelling and occasionally oblique anti-cop-show premise.

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15 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

Berkley-educated, Katherine is a 'forward thinker,' a 'bohemian' who believes that education opens doors.

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15 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

Morvern Callar (2002)

Morvern is a puzzle the film picks at but never quite solves, the focus of its probing but also respectful attention.

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15 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1973)

Brother Sun, Sister Moon transcends its Catholic specificity to find spiritual truth through humility.

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14 Mar 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Abba: Gold [DVD]

It is difficult to overstate just how brilliant Abba was.

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8 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

Space Is the Place (1974)

If the film is the definitive model of where blaxploitation intersects with sci-fi, as it has so often been regarded, then 2003 was an appropriate year for its return.

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	“Weird Al” Yankovich: The Ultimate Video Collection [DVD]

With radio typically turning a deaf ear to novelty music, limiting the chances Al had for taking his comedy to the public, video may have simply been a back door into the minds of audiences.

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	Sinead O’Connor: Live: The Value of Ignorance + The Year of the Horse [DVD]

Throughout her career she displayed a willful perversity for going against the grain, situating herself as a one-woman public relations wrecking crew.

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	Steve Earle: Just an American Boy [DVD]

Amos Poe had a terrific chance to put together the definitive profile of an artist who is at the peak of his career, producing great music, prose, and drama at such a prolific rate as he'd never done before.

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	Jim Croce: Have You Heard: Jim Croce Live [DVD]

Jim Croce was one of those troubadours, a storyteller in the old-fashioned sense who toiled in a series of blue-collar jobs until he hit it big.

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	The Black Heart Procession: Tropics of Love [DVD]

Combining Tom Waits's atmospheric sensibilities with somber, piano-laden dirges, the Black Heart Procession swear that love will destroy you.

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1 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

Press Gang: Series 1

Press Gang refused to treat its audience like children.

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1 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

MTV’s Wuthering Heights

You can almost hear the producers' pitch: 'It's Heathcliff and Catherine via Justin and Britney -- tragic love, but without all those heavy wool broadcloths.'

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Disinformation: The Complete Series

Disinformation is a lot like the Weekly World News as written by James Randi and the staff of The Skeptical Enquirer.

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1 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

Tricheurs (1983)

For Schroeder, gambling becomes a metaphor for the allure of the unknown.

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