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18 Mar 2003 // 12:00 AM

Joe and Max (2002)

Meditates on the space these celebrity athletes occupied for their respective societies, serving as reluctant folk heroes and symbols for their nations.

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18 Mar 2003 // 12:00 AM

Half Past Dead (2002)

Ja is partnered with Steven Seagal, the fading action/martial arts star who not only refuses to go away.

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18 Mar 2003 // 12:00 AM

Ciao! Manhattan (1972)

Sedgwick was one of the Tragic Muses, those women who did not so much make things happen as stand still and allow things to happen to them.

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18 Mar 2003 // 12:00 AM

Auto Focus (2002)

'Auto Focus' is, as its title suggests, about self-interest and -obsession.

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28 Feb 2003 // 12:00 AM

Good Times: First Season

In effect, J.J. became the comic relief from which there was no relief.

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28 Feb 2003 // 12:00 AM

Tommy (1975)

The Who's rock opera Tommy still rocks.

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28 Feb 2003 // 12:00 AM

Not of This World (Fuori dal mondo) (1999)

Giuseppe Piccioni is no cynic (or he pretends not to be), but he does have a healthy respect for the many ways in which people fail to come together.

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28 Feb 2003 // 12:00 AM

Heavy Metal 2000 (2000)

For all the violence, Heavy Metal 2000's sexual iconography remains its major attraction, and that is mostly because it is everywhere.

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28 Feb 2003 // 12:00 AM

Band of Outsiders (Bande à part) (1964)

It is about kids played by adults, a comedy, a tragedy, a buddy movie, a heist picture, a romance, an exercise in style, and a paean to B-movies and American gangster films.

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28 Feb 2003 // 12:00 AM

American Psycho 2: All American Girl (2002)

When the greatest compliment that can be paid a film is 'Shatner was good,' you know you're looking at a new depth of badness in contemporary cinema.

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It All Starts Today (Ca Commence Aujourd’hui) (2000)

So physically vigorous is It All Starts Today that at times, it resembles an action picture staged before blackboards and on playgrounds.

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30 Jan 2003 // 12:00 AM

Bounty Dog (1994)

There's much more going on 'outside' of the film . . . than inside it.

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	Herbie Hancock: Future 2 Future Live [DVD]

Herbie Hancock has always been looking at the future. Like his former employer, Miles Davis, Hancock is always looking for ways to add the latest

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23 Jan 2003 // 12:00 AM

Siddhartha (1972)

Justine contends with lascivious lesbians, foppish fags, and bombastic bullies at every turn.

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Shoeshine (Sciuscià) (1946)

Focuses on the disintegration of a friendship between two Italian youths who fall victim to the state's juvenile detention system.

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Good Rockin’ Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records (2002)

Even though Sam Phillips recorded many black artists, there are hardly any, aside from Thomas, to be found in the film.

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ABBA: The Definitive Collection [DVD]

Yes, I am an unabashed ABBA fan for the simple reason that the time and effort put into the composition, arrangement, and recording of these

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17 Jan 2003 // 12:00 AM

Invaders From Mars (1953)

We don't know what's out there, but we're pretty sure it isn't up to any good.

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	Miles Davis: The Miles Davis Story [DVD]

During the introduction to this DVD biography of Miles Davis released by Sony Music Miles’ onetime mentor, trumpeter Clark Terry, points out that the tension

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9 Jan 2003 // 12:00 AM

Trapped (2002)

Scary as this sounds -- Courtney Love channeling Claire Standish or Andie Walsh -- it might explain a few things about what was going on in Trapped.

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