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13 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

Nothing But a Man (1964)

Nothing But a Man remains a fascinating and uplifting document because its makers understood that, as worldviews, candor and hope are not mutually exclusive.

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The Lost Boys: Special Edition (1987)

While director Joel Schumacher may not have made a perfectly genre-breaking, horror-comedy mix, he got the 'hip' part right.

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13 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

If Fahrenheit 9/11 is occasionally glib or unfocused, it is always angry and unafraid, and that makes it quite unlike the typically complacent news media and official bodies it targets.

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13 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

Dead Leaves (2004)

Beyond the gross-out factor, Dead Leaves is also a self-consciously stylish orgy of animation aesthetics and techniques.

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The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

Even as it lays down a scary geopolitical scenario and a few partisan gauntlets, The Day After Tomorrow aims to please.

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5 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

The White Dawn (1974)

While the indigenous people mock their guests as the spawn of dogs, they nonetheless save them from death and offer them shelter.

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5 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

Saved! (2004)

'I think we've all had those moments in our lives where we question,' says Brian Dannelly.

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Michael Moore DVD Collector’s Set (2004)

Moore states it plainly: brave young troops agree to fight and die, asking only one thing in return, that their efforts be justified and the people do so in good faith.

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Deep Impact: Special Collector’s Edition (1998)

Mimi Leder's Deep Impact is both less and more than a science fiction-styled disaster melodrama.

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5 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

Bug (1975)

When the insects kill his wife, James follows the fate of most B-movie scientists and goes bonkers.

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29 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

Walking Tall (2004)

As the Rock puts it, 'If you wanna sit back and relax, and crack open a cold one, you sit back and relax. We're gonna be entertained.'"

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29 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

Sniper 3 (2004)

While Sniper 3 is certainly a derivative action film, it does create a complex web of problematic father-son relationships.

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29 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

Orca (1977)

This whale also has special powers, apparently, as he can tell whenever someone is leaning out of Nolan's boat, and so jump right up and swallow him whole.

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The Hunting of the President (2004)

'There was a sense among a certain social set in Washington that Clinton was not their kind of person.'"

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Godzilla: The Monster Wars Trilogy (1998)

The aliens are not only a distraction, but interlopers in the human-monster dynamic.

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29 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Alamo (2004)

'A lot of people who have seen this movie are surprised that we have depicted these people warts and all,' says historian Stephen L. Hardin.

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23 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

Outfoxed (2004)

Outfoxed makes the case that Fox News is the video component of the Republican National Committee.

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23 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

Naked in New York (1993)

Naked in New York tries to distinguish itself through flights of fancy, but these are too brief, as if director Daniel Algrant can't commit.

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I Married a Monster From Outer Space (1958)

It's difficult to know what to do with hideous alien invaders who only want to be daddies.

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23 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

Carandiru (2003)

Carandiru is about how stories are told, what they mean to different listeners, how they create identities and communities.

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