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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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Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns) (2003)

With a Grammy, dozens of connections to other media, the best-selling album on the Internet, legions of fans, and a 20-year music career, it's hard to think of TMBG as anything other than gigantic.

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The Honeymooners: Classic 39 Episodes

Watch an episode of The Honeymooners and you will understand why the 1950s is remembered as the 'Golden Age of Television.'

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1 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

X2: X-Men United (2003)

At once all powerful and utterly powerless, this involuntary terrorist is the first mutant you meet in X2.

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1 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Out-of-Towners (1970)

The real peril, though -- the one preceding all the others -- is that if you let it, the city can steal your thoughts.

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The Mondo Cane Collection (1962-1971) - PopMatters Film Review
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Most everything in The Mondo Cane Collection is unconventional, from subject matter to editing and direction.

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1 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Marrying Kind (1952)

Hollywood did not allow Holliday to display the full range of her talent and intelligence; most of her roles were variants of the 'dumb blonde'.

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1 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

Millennium Actress (2003)

Memory fuses with fiction and history, and both are subordinated to Chiyoko's overwhelming drive to fulfill a girlhood desire.

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1 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

Le Cercle Rouge (1970)

It was one of Melville's most commercially successful features, which comes as little surprise considering the pedigree of its stars.

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1 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

Amateur (1994)

Its strengths lie not in this improbable plot, but in Hartley's challenges to conventions.

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1 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

Alice in Wonderland (1966)

Trapped by time, engaged in meaningless caucuses until they're utterly spent, the adults here are really just interested in beheading each other.

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17 Nov 2003 // 1:00 AM

Returner (2002)

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

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