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Tuesday, October 21 2003

28 Days Later (2002)

In time for Halloween, Fox has released the DVD of 28 Days Later, a frankly brilliant and scary scary movie.


Rudy (Deluxe Edition) (1993)

The racialized ideology that informs Rudy is made more pronounced by the racial discourses of today's sports.


Respiro (2002)

Respiro, as its title suggests, is about breathing, in a spiritual, vivacious sense.


Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

The extras in this two-disc set are ample and appropriately Python-y.


The Man Who Laughs (1928)

Director Paul Leni integrates German Expressionist techniques with the demands of the Hollywood system without compromising their effectiveness.


Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Illustrates the many complexities found in the relations between colonized and colonizer.


Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003)

Whatever the writers' ambitious intentions for 'plot,' the movie is essentially a series of first, fabulous dance and stunts scenes, and second, zany costume changes.


Thursday, October 16 2003

Runaway Jury (2003)

Besieged by John Grishamish plot twisties, the actors in Runaway Jury do their best to fashion an emotional coherence.


Tuesday, October 14 2003

Wrong Turn (2003)

Happily, the DVD reveals that Eliza Dushku is as savvy and funny as you'd want the girl who played Faith to be.


Storyville (1992)

Bourbon Street may not necessarily be known for its martial arts instruction, but Storyville is willing to get a little strange when it needs to.


Drôle de Drame (Drôle de drame ou L’étrange aventure de Docteur Molyneux) (1937)

Marcel Carné acts like the perfect traffic cop, guiding his characters through one absurd coincidence after another.


Black Sunday (1977)

John Frankenheimer's 'Black Sunday' serves as something of a transition between 'New Hollywood' and the more spectacular films that came later.


Tuesday, October 7 2003

Il Posto / I Fidanzati (1961/1962)

Like his subjects, Olmi lived through and went on to tell stories about the post-War Italian economic miracle.


The Italian Job (1969)

'Michael [Caine] at that time, did not drive a car. He could just about manage the idea of pulling up at three miles an hour.'"


Hollywood Homicide (2003)

My intention was to make a picture that on one level was a genre movie, summer movie, kind of a cop movie, whatever that genre is, and at the same time, to serve different gods.


Down With Love (2003)

He's mixing drinks in his bachelor pad, equipped with, as director Peyton Reed calls it, a 'really bitchin' television set.'"


The Debut (2000)

With such conspicuous racial politics, it's no wonder that Cajayon's 'little film that could' consciously shoulders the responsibility of representing Filipino-ness.


Cromwell (1970)

Ken Hughes' portrait of Cromwell allows him to recast the military, particularly its leaders, as betrayed by politicians of all stripes.


The Bedford Incident (1965)

Addresses the danger inherent in the military hierarchy and social isolation.


Tuesday, September 30 2003

2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

'It's the juxtaposition, like Sergio Leone would do that really well.'"


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