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This So-Called Disaster (2004)

This So-Called Disaster is more impressionistic than comprehensive.

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17 Jan 2005 // 1:00 AM

Species III (2004)

Following the law of diminishing returns, the straight-to-video Species III is the least effective entry in the trilogy.

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17 Jan 2005 // 1:00 AM

Paparazzi (2004)

Bo stalks the paparazzi with an obsessiveness that trumps their stalking of him -- but it's okay, because he's defending his family.

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The Girl From Paris (2001)

The Girl From Paris details the ways that farming is lonely and difficult.

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17 Jan 2005 // 1:00 AM

First Daughter (2004)

This is the film's premise, that Sam's existence is simultaneously ideal and outrageous, typical and desirable.

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17 Jan 2005 // 1:00 AM

Code 46 (2004)

According to screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce, 'The 20th century was the Freud century, and the 21st century's going to be the genetics century.'"

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17 Jan 2005 // 1:00 AM

Bandit Queen (1994)

The camera is as restless and as relentless as its object, Phoolan Devi.

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The Battle of Algiers: Criterion Collection (1967)

Things are never as simple as administrations would like us (and themselves) to believe.

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10 Jan 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Village (2004)

'I have to keep doing things that scare me, and this certainly scares me,' says M. Night Shyamalan.

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10 Jan 2005 // 1:00 AM

Paparazzi (2004)

'In case you're wondering,' says director Paul Abascal, 'in this movie, the paparazzi are very sleazy guys.'"

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10 Jan 2005 // 1:00 AM

High Art (1998)

Where other lesbian-themed films might ride the sweat-stained cliché for all it's worth, Cholodenko instead shows restraint.

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10 Jan 2005 // 1:00 AM

Un Chien Andalou (1929)

Made in 1929, Un Chien Andalou is based on the exchange of 'dreams' between two young Spanish artists.

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10 Jan 2005 // 1:00 AM

Anchorman—The Legend of Ron Burgundy Giftset (2004)

Will Ferrell's comedy is escapism as abstract art, a breathless retreat into the frenetic headspace of a 12-year-old boy.

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Wild at Heart: Special Edition (1990)

'The most rewarding thing about working with David,' says cinematographer Frederick Elmes, 'is helping him see the vision through.'"

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How to Steal a Million (1966)

When Simon enters the picture, it doesn't take much (a few batted eyelashes and Audrey Hepburn in a nightie) for him to overlook her father's crimes.

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Nói albinói (Noi the Albino) (2003)

The desolate comedy made by this group of not-strictly professionals is extraordinary, in large part because, as Kári says, it asks viewers to 'use their own imaginations'.

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28 Dec 2004 // 1:00 AM

Luther (2003)

This is the type of movie you can imagine history teachers embracing, on account of the facile and accessible way it tackles the subject matter.

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28 Dec 2004 // 1:00 AM

Garden State (2004)

Natalie Portman brings to this sad, strange, vibrant girl her own remarkable, brilliant energy.

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28 Dec 2004 // 1:00 AM

Animal Farm (1954)

I'd love to know what Orwell thought of this re-appropriation, if he felt the themes and intent were bastardized, if the CIA thing got his blood hot.

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22 Dec 2004 // 1:00 AM

Stander (2003)

Reasoning that 'a white man can get away with anything today,' Stander sets out to distract the police as well as show up their prejudice.

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