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Cheers: The Complete First Season

Like Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable in 'It Happened One Night', Sam and Diane's sexual tension is channeled through their verbal sparring.

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Two Evil Eyes (Due occhi diabolici) (1990)

Romero's films often feature a family that is fragile, a prime target for destructive forces.

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Three Colors Trilogy: Blue, White, Red (Trois Couleurs: Bleu, Blanc, Rouge)

Taken together, Blue, White, and Red are a visionary swan song for one of European cinema's most poetic moralists.

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23 Jun 2003 // 1:00 AM

Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

Deftly rearranges any number of generic conventions, from romantic comedies, musicals, and melodramas with happy endings that can't make sense but seem inevitable and necessary.

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23 Jun 2003 // 1:00 AM

Narc (2002)

Both Henry and Nick are addicted, in different ways, to the job, the adrenalin it churns up.

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23 Jun 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Crazies (1973)

For Romero, the monsters of our imagination always coexist with the products on the shelves at the Five & Dime.

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23 Jun 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Believer (2001)

The film's about the human impetus toward contradiction, about our need to exercise those contradictions, to live them.

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	The Police: Every Breath You Take: The DVD

The Police were something special. Three talents with egos and love/hate relationships to match, the trio seemed to effortlessly create better and more literate

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S.W.A.T.: The Complete First Season

When the regular police force are in trouble, they call S.W.A.T.

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17 Jun 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Greatest ‘70s Cop Shows

You've got righteous heroes, nasty villains, police being called 'pigs' or 'the fuzz.'

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Complete Fourth Season

That is, the season that many fans have called out as disjointed and erratic, maddening and disappointing. To a point, the complaint is justified, as Joss Whedon and company tend to concede. But only to a point.

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17 Jun 2003 // 1:00 AM

Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)

Director Stuart Baird seems to be chasing the glory of Wrath of Khan, but those parallels leave the newer film feeling sort of like a cover band.

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17 Jun 2003 // 1:00 AM

Little Big Man (1970)

It didn't just dispel the cloudless America of Westerns past -- it dismembered the genre, threw the parts in a trench, and spit on the tombstone.

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17 Jun 2003 // 1:00 AM

Experiment in Terror (1962)

When the villain's dead and the feds go home, Kelly, Toby, and Lisa will still be adrift in a world of strange, hostile males, all waving their missiles at any attractive target who happens by.

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9 Jun 2003 // 1:00 AM

Fulltime Killer (2001)

Willfully goes over the deep end, almost nihilistically wallowing in excess for excess's sake.

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9 Jun 2003 // 1:00 AM

Extreme Ops (2002)

It's all about cash money -- its costs and its considerable rewards.

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9 Jun 2003 // 1:00 AM

Eat a Bowl of Tea (1989)

Wayne Wang portrays the challenges of forging an Asian American sexuality within a racialized politics of desire.

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9 Jun 2003 // 1:00 AM

Electra, My Love (1974)

How many different ways can the protagonist say, 'I, Electra, will not forget'?.

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9 Jun 2003 // 1:00 AM

Charlie’s Angels (2000)

'Can you imagine Drew and Cameron and Lucy fighting in this capacity? It would be so sexy! It would be so exciting!'.

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9 Jun 2003 // 1:00 AM

Belle époque (1992)

Allows us to have our pleasure both ways.

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