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9 Jun 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Black Marble (1980)

Harry Dean Stanton uncovers the pain beneath the punchlines.

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The Jeffersons: The Complete Second Season

On occasion, The Jeffersons made some attempt to offer social commentary, but it was difficult for a show so laden with crude humor to suddenly get serious.

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2 Jun 2003 // 1:00 AM

R.O.D. - Read or Die (2003)

The Paper literally stumbles into her battles, often times armed with little more than a postcard.

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2 Jun 2003 // 1:00 AM

National Security (2003)

Endeavors to complicate the standard black-white buddy dynamic.

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2 Jun 2003 // 1:00 AM

Medea (1987)

Passion drives Lars von Trier's Medea.

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29 May 2003 // 11:00 PM

The Band: Music From Big Pink [DVD Audio]

The Band were a group that turned a musical corner for everyone, influencing a generation of musicians in the process.

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Dark Angel: The Complete First Season

Max was like, queen of the one-liners; what you wish you could think of, she would say.

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28 May 2003 // 1:00 AM

The White Sheik (1952)

The fusion of the real and the imaginary is at the center of Fellini's first and one of his most underrated films, The White Sheik.

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28 May 2003 // 1:00 AM

Nevada Smith (1966)

Walking away from violence, especially in a film set in the violent old West, delivers a powerful message.

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My Life As a Dog (Mitt liv som hund) (1985)

The best tales about growing up incorporate the anxieties of childhood.

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28 May 2003 // 1:00 AM

Led Zeppelin DVD (2003)

Seems to be another way that the band is thanking its fans.

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28 May 2003 // 1:00 AM

Antwone Fisher (2002)

'I wasn't concerned with whether or not the audience liked Antwone at first.'"

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28 May 2003 // 1:00 AM

Adaptation

Careens between fiction and confession, repetition and revelation.

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Dawson’s Creek: The Complete First Season

Dawson Leery is not what you'd call a headlong rusher.

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12 May 2003 // 1:00 AM

Psych-Out / The Trip (1967/1968)

In Haight-Ashbury, Jenny's only clue to her lost brother's whereabouts is a postcard that reads, 'God is alive and well in a sugar cube.'"

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12 May 2003 // 1:00 AM

Lockdown (2000)

The trouble that accompanies them is not of their own making -- it's a function of being young, black, 'in the wrong place' by definition.

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The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (Die Verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum) (1975)

Oddly, the film's attack on bourgeois morality is itself a form of bourgeois morality.

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Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)

It is, quite simply, the Hollywood Western in full flower, with all the nostalgia and sins of commission and omission that that implies.

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Married With Children, Volume 1: The Most Outrageous Episodes

Married With Children is smart as hell, its writers are sharper than a set of Ginsu knives, and its actors have impeccable timing.

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5 May 2003 // 1:00 AM

Drumline (2002)

Throughout his smart and entertaining commentary for Fox's DVD release, Charles Stone III underscores not only his intentions, but also his full-on affection for his subjects.

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