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Mad Love: The Films of Evgene Bauer: Vera Karall, Vitold Polonskii, Vera Dubovskaia - PopMatters Fil

Those who can see through the opulent décor, costumes, and chiaroscuro lighting will find some film-buffy delights.

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13 Jan 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Man on the Train (L’Homme du train) (2003)

This may be the first film in history in which a man trying on a pair of slippers carries emotional resonance.

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13 Jan 2004 // 1:00 AM

Blind Spot: Hitler’s Secretary (2002)

Though she swears that she has come to believe in Hitler's inherent evil, she also uses the word 'love' several times to describe her one-time feelings for him.

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L’Auberge Espagnole (2002)

Like many 24-year-olds, Xavier has a jumble of ideas in his head.

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The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons of Robert S. McNamara (2003) - PopMatters Film Review )

It is a most provocative, potent, and important film. And as the current war against and occupation of Iraq continue, the film looms like a kind of shadow, an increasingly alarming cautionary tale.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

Johnny Depp spent time learning to swordfight, so that Captain Jack Sparrow could be poised and everready -- in a word, the Muhammad Ali of swordfighters.

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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)

Allan Quartermain is complex, to be sure, resenting imperialism even as he embodies it.

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15 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Great Gatsby (1974)

Raises a perennial question: if they can make a decent movie out of The Bridges of Madison County, why not a great one out of one of the best novels of the 20th century?"

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15 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

Freaky Friday (2003)

Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan bring an appealing mutual affection to the remake of Freaky Friday.

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15 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Edge of the World (1937)

Michael Powell's work reveals the unshakable conviction that film should overwhelm the audience with an artist's deliberately crafted vision.

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15 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

Eraserhead (1977)

Whatever it 'means,' Eraserhead makes clear that no one since the glory days of pre-color Hollywood understands the dramatic power of monochrome moviemaking better than David Lynch.

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9 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

Victory at Sea

In 1952, Victory at Sea not only sold new televisions, but a new conflict as well.

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Winged Migration (2001) - PopMatters Film Review
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Some of the images presented here are so astonishing and exquisite that one can hardly believe that they came from unaltered wild animal footage.

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9 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Sea is Watching (Umi wa miteita) (2002)

Akira Kurosawa, the man who made Yojimbo and Ran, casts a long shadow -- sometimes even over the stories he tells.

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9 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

Gigli (2003)

It's tempting to imagine what extras might have been like for a Gigli DVD, given that the film received what had to be the most vehement critical drubbing of any released this past year.

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9 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Dark Crystal (1982)

It's ability to inspire terror is indicative of its creators' amazing craftsmanship.

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9 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

Bonjour Tristesse (1958)

Draws much of its visual and dramatic effectiveness from Preminger's intelligent use of the screen process of the 1950s, Cinemascope.

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9 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

Bad Boys II (2003)

In almost every way, Bad Boys II is larger, louder, and longer than the original. It is also more of the same.

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8 Dec 2003 // 11:00 PM

	Various Artists: Blues Story [DVD]

The best thing about this blues documentary is that it doesn’t speak for itself. It has no narrator; instead, it organizes interview clips (real

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	Jimi Hendrix: Jimi Plays Berkeley [DVD]

Seeing as how little exists in the way of Jimi Hendrix archival material on film, it’s easy to get excited over the release or

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