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14 Apr 2005 // 1:00 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 // 1:00 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 // 1:00 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 // 1:00 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 // 1:00 AM

Twentieth Century (1934)

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

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7 Apr 2005 // 1:00 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 // 1:00 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 // 1:00 AM

Elektra (2005)

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

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7 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Corporation (2004)

The film argues that today, corporations are the planet's dominant institution, such that their welfare, as individuals, takes precedence over all else.

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7 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Closer (2004)

This leads to titillation, judgment, desire, and commerce all around. How Howard Stern.

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4 Apr 2005 // 4:00 PM

Sideways (2004)

On the DVD, the actors gamely compete with self- mocking descriptions of themselves and each other.

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V-Day - Until the Violence Stops (2004) - PopMatters Film Review
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The documentary reveals the profound relationship between the play and the cause.

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A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)

Reds, blues, and purples slide along director Ji-woon Kim's canvas and it's impossible to look away, even when it's scary.

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31 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Spiritual Voices (1995)

Over five hours, such ostensible fealty to the sprawling rhythms of daily life makes for a rigorous and occasionally maddening viewing experience.

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31 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Eroica (1957)

Eroica presents a picture of a bifurcated country, ostensibly cowed, but still seething with recrimination and indignation.

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