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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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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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