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The Passion of the Christ (2004)

The sympathetic viewers are hard to watch, as Mary and Mary Magdalene repeatedly collapse against one another, trembling.

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30 Aug 2004 // 12:00 AM

Lilith (1964)

It's tempting to read this mental-institution drama as some kind of political allegory.

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30 Aug 2004 // 12:00 AM

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Vol. 01 (2004)

What is consistent from episode to episode (besides the characters) is a multi-faceted investigation of the relationship between humans and machines.

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The Girl Next Door: Unrated Version (2004)

The film begins by introducing just how hard it is to be in high school -- a good and difficult thing for adults to remember.

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Raising Victor Vargas: Special Edition (2003)

What makes Raising Victor Vargas especially rewarding are its details -- in composition, rhythm, and especially, characterization.

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The Laws of Attraction (2004)

All this back-and-forth is tedious, in part because it means that Audrey and Daniel spend a lot of time together.

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The Legend of Leigh Bowery (2002)

Leigh Bowery played to his audience's sense of independence, using the 1980s social shift away from punkish DIY to outrageous opulence.

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23 Aug 2004 // 12:00 AM

Garage Days (2004)

Garage Days chronicles the adventures of a struggling young Sydney band as they try desperately to land that ever-elusive first paying gig.

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Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex ‘N’ Drugs ‘N’ Rock ‘N’ Roll Generation Saved Hollywood: Denni

While Scorsese, Spielberg, and Coppola have become legends, they have also become what they once rebelled against: the system.

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Candyman: Special Edition (1992)

Kasi Lemmons says, 'The Candyman is born of extreme racism against him.'"

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Predator: Collector’s Edition (1987)

Taut and relentless, Predator pares down, stage by stage.

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9 Aug 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Prince & Me (2004)

'The truth is,' says Martha Coolidge, 'we all have to take care of ourselves before we do anything else.'"

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The Princess Diaries: Special Edition (2001)

'You know, sometimes you use a relative,' says Garry Marshall. 'I heard that nepotism is legal, so I made it an art form.'"

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9 Aug 2004 // 12:00 AM

Millennium Mambo (2003)

A filmmaker fixated on the continuing past, Hou has become the foremost chronicler of our mortality.

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9 Aug 2004 // 12:00 AM

Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004)

In her discernible contempt, Elle stands in some opposition to Beatrix, whose ferocity is less mean than resolute.

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9 Aug 2004 // 12:00 AM

Hidalgo (2004)

'Being out in the middle of the Arabian desert,' says Mortensen, 'you could easily imagine what it must have been like.'"

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3 Aug 2004 // 12:00 AM

13 Going on 30 (2004)

Jennifer Garner embodies a joy that's all too rare on recent movie screens, in adults or kids.

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3 Aug 2004 // 12:00 AM

Secret Window (2004)

'Johnny's look,' says director David Koepp, 'mostly came from Johnny'.

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RoboCop Trilogy (1987/1990/1993)

Strikingly, RoboCop's political insights are as timely today as on its release in 1987.

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3 Aug 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Reckoning (2004)

The Reckoning raises significant questions concerning how news and history are shaped by those with the power to name them.

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