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Stand By Me: Deluxe Edition (1986)

Stand By Me is always worth celebrating.

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18 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Reform School Girl (1994)

Reform School Girl is a tepid straight-to-cable remake of a tepid 1957 drive-in flick.

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18 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Dolls (2002)

Dolls lingers on heartbreak but doesn't say much about it.

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14 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Woodsman (2004)

Director Kassell says, 'There's Kyra Sedgwick beating the shit out of Carlos Leon. I love this scene.'"

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6ixtynin9 (Ruang talok 69) (1999)

Tum doesn't so much triumph over adversity as take advantage of idiotic and inept opponents.

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14 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Suspect Zero (2004)

Part derivative, part original, and part twisted, the film quotes obviously from other serial killer films, beginning with its first shot.

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14 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Short Cuts (1993)

Death, or that state 'beyond natural color', is Short Cuts' common denominator.

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14 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Runaway Daughters (1994)

It is your basic road movie, tracking three teenage girls who fake being kidnapped, steal a car, and skip town.

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Prisoner of Paradise (2003) - PopMatters Film Review
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Prisoner of Paradise is a fitting rebuke to Life is Beautiful. Entertainment is a diversion, not a survival strategy.

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14 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

My Sister Eileen (1955)

It is cinematic cotton candy, dissolving the moment it hits the tongue.

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Last Life in the Universe (Ruang rak noi nid mahasan) (2004)

For Chris Doyle, the 'great challenge' is shooting any emotion, 'taking ideas and turning them into images'.

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Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events: Special Collector’s Edition (2004)

Based on three Snicket books, the film mostly takes the kids' perspective, and so delights in the gooey and the ooky.

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14 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Hotel Rwanda (2004)

Ambitiously humanitarian, the film uses Paul's plot to allude to the broader tragedy.

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Bad Education (La mala educación) (2004)

Pedro Almodóvar's commentary is as seductive as his filmmaking.

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7 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Zero Day (2003)

Coccio's movie looks both chillingly insightful and despairingly naïve.

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Whispering Corridors (1998)

Whispering Corridors' ghost story comments on the harsh South Korean education system.

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7 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Twentieth Century (1934)

Twentieth Century reveals the self-consciousness of theater, its falseness and its glory.

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7 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Sideways (2004)

Amid the road-tripping and the boy bonding, it is Maya who resonates at last.

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7 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Spanglish (2004)

Téa Leoni sees the script as an example of Brooks' ability to 'pierce human truth and make it ooze for you'.

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7 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Elektra (2005)

Even as she might look toward a future, however, Elektra is all about the past.

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