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13 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Memories of Murder (2003)

Memories of Murder not only brings a fresh perspective to the forensics subgenre, but also thoughtfully considers Korea's political framework.

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13 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Cypher (2002)

Just like the spies' mission as they hunt for secrets and significance inside massive corporate databanks, this film's point is unclear.

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Bigger than the Sky (2005)

Bigger than the Sky starts off with its heart in the right place and ends up with almost none at all.

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1 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Slim Susie (2003)

Thanks to globalization, DVDs, and satellite TV, American imagery (more specifically, indie imagery) has worked its way into almost all foreign film. The Swedish Slim Susie is a beneficiary of this cinematic crosspollination.

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31 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Sahara (2005)

Then they get to the Dirk part, that is, their much-considered intentions for their hero, their plans to create the 'dynamic of Dirk'.

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The Arthur Dong Collection: Stories from the War on Homosexuality (2005)

The documentary clearly shows that the 'war on homosexuality' is far from over.

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Clueless: Whatever! Edition (1995)

When I first read I just thought, this is funny. This was by the lady who directed Fast Times and apparently they had the girl from the Aerosmith videos in it.

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Tommy Boy: Holy Schnike Edition (1995)

It seems odd that this well-executed formula buddy comedy would have such a tortured birthing process.

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26 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Sorum (2001)

Sorum might be best described as a ghost story, but without ghosts.

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The Errol Morris DVD Collection (2005) - PopMatters Film Review
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Errol Morris' documentaries are strange, perfect journeys.

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XXX: State of the Union: Special Edition (2005)

D quotes Tupac -- 'Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal' -- and hip-hop saves the nation.

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The Truman Show: Special Edition (1998)

You want the happy ending and Truman's self-assertion, even if that desire is shaped by those ideologies and ideals marketed by both Truman Shows.

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22 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Red Tent (1971)

The 1971 Sean Connery film recounts the true story of an ill-fated 1928 expedition to the North Pole. In a dirigible.

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22 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

A Lot Like Love (2005)

The Ashton Kutcher vehicle tries to make use of its stars' appeals, structuring a regular romantic comedy out of charmingly imperfect, well-performed moments.

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19 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Tying the Knot

Tying the Knot makes a passionate plea for same-sex marriage rights.

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17 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Wishing Stairs (2003)

This is a gorgeous piece of work with superior production values, a mystical, haunting score, and superb young actors.

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16 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Sin City (2005)

Like the guys, the girls are undone by their reliance on conventional male power signs.

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The Chorus (Les Choristes) (2004)

Christophe Barratier's Les Choristes demonstrates that French directors can challenge America's best in the saccharine stakes.

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15 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Bottom of the Sea (El Fondo del Mar) (2003)

The Bottom of the Sea is a thriller, but not for the usual reasons.

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Power Rangers: SPD - Joining Forces: Volume 1 (2004)

While CG was sweeping American cineplexes, other parts of the world still worshipped at the shrine of pen and ink.

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