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22 Sep 2003 // 12:00 AM

Scared Straight! (1978)

'I don't want to end up in there,' is a repeated mantra.

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22 Sep 2003 // 12:00 AM

The Dancer Upstairs (2002)

John Malkovich and Javier Bardem shed welcome light on their thinking about this sophisticated meditation on terrorism, trust, and desire.

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	Pink Floyd: Classic Albums: Pink Floyd—The Dark Side of the Moon [DVD]

Almost every time The Simpsons flashes back to Homer and Marge’s adolescence in the ‘70s, there is a poster hanging up on the wall

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	Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: God Is in the House [DVD]

God Is in the House might seem like an unlikely title for a Nick Cave DVD; his discography is ridden with dark tales of murder,

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15 Sep 2003 // 12:00 AM

Targets (1968)

Draws parallels between Bobby and Charles Whitman, though there's a much larger issue at stake: the availability of guns, at the root of the rise of violence in America.

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15 Sep 2003 // 12:00 AM

Hook (1991)

Hook is thoroughly watchable, often amusing, fitfully entertaining.

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15 Sep 2003 // 12:00 AM

Enough (2002)

The first bit of news I heard on waking up this morning was that the wedding was off.

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15 Sep 2003 // 12:00 AM

Enigma (2001)

Michael Apted speaks of his intent to make the country appear 'beautiful' and, consequently, we're spared shots of bombed-out London or casualties of any kind.

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The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition (2001)

Shackleton does manage some spectacular feats against dire odds, which is why the story of his expedition is so tailor-made as dramatic spectacle.

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15 Sep 2003 // 12:00 AM

By Brakhage: An Anthology - PopMatters Film Review
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If we call Stan Brakhage's films 'experimental,' it's because no other filmic term fits his style.

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9 Sep 2003 // 12:00 AM

24: Season 2

'This is a red meat show. People kill people and go eat a sandwich right after.'

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9 Sep 2003 // 12:00 AM

Nobody’s Fool (1994)

Paul Newman plays Donald 'Sully' Sullivan, a shiftless 60-year-old forever dodging his responsibilities.

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9 Sep 2003 // 12:00 AM

Lost in La Mancha (2002)

What will most surely whet fans' appetites are the DVD's two 50-minute interviews with Terry Gilliam.

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9 Sep 2003 // 12:00 AM

Identity (2003)

As James Mangold neatly puts it, these characters are running along 'a kind of Möbius strip of hell.'"

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9 Sep 2003 // 12:00 AM

Double Vision (Shuang Tong) (2002)

Shows how the struggle to see and know is an increasingly complex and global one.

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9 Sep 2003 // 12:00 AM

The Day of the Dolphin (1973)

Jake is a '70s-style father, kindly but determined to teach worthy lessons even when he feels his child/dolphin's pain.

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9 Sep 2003 // 12:00 AM

The Core (2003)

While the film probably can't be recuperated, Jon Amiel's commentary on the DVD works some wonders of its own.

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9 Sep 2003 // 12:00 AM

Bulletproof Monk (2003)

'The big challenge we faced in the beginning is that, in the comic book, the Bulletproof Monk really isn't in the comic.'"

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2 Sep 2003 // 12:00 AM

The Whole Bean

What comes through on this DVD set is Mr. Bean's staunch dedication to childishness, in the best possible sense.

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2 Sep 2003 // 12:00 AM

Profiler: Season One

Profiler's first season was, for the most part, terrific -- innovative, socially progressive, emotionally complex.

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