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6 Jul 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2001)

The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra constitutes another attempt, lovingly based on bad, low-budget movies, borrowing from and referencing classics.

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Independent’s Day: The Ultimate Insider’s Look at the Crazy World of Sundance (1998)

Indie fanatics will appreciate this behind-the-scenes look at the independent film business set against the backdrop of the Sundance Film Festival.

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28 Jun 2004 // 12:00 AM

The World of Suzie Wong (1960)

Originally released in 1960, The World of Suzie Wong still elicits both fond remembrance and complete revulsion.

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28 Jun 2004 // 12:00 AM

3-Way (2004)

Dwight Yoakam needs our support, and that's the only reason to watch 3-Way.

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28 Jun 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Perfect Score (2004)

As Kyle's nightmare indicates, The Perfect Score includes a rudimentary political critique of the U.S. educational and testing system.

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Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)

Eddie (Cedric the Entertainer) comes to understand a new place for himself, and, no small thing, frames an acutely political history by his own story.

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14 Jun 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Weather Underground (2003)

Gaining resonance with today's 'war on terror,' The Weather Underground, recalls another unsettled social scene, during another unsettled period.

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14 Jun 2004 // 12:00 AM

Touching the Void (2003)

Joe Simpson says, 'I'd forgotten how difficult it was. I've told the story so many times, it's just become a fiction.'"

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14 Jun 2004 // 12:00 AM

Tupac: Resurrection (2003)

Hearing Tupac Amaru Shakur talk about himself in the past tense is unnerving at first. Not only was he profound and perceptive in his early 20s, he was prescient too.

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14 Jun 2004 // 12:00 AM

The President’s Analyst (1967)

This technological nightmare fuses free-market corporatism gone amuck with the regimentation and loss of individuality that characterized the Soviet empire.

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Night of the Living Dead: Millennium Edition (1968)

The casting of Duane Jones provides the film with a racial subtext, overtly linked to the social and political turmoil of late 1960s U.S.

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50 First Dates: Special Edition (2004)

Always in the present, Drew Barrymore's Lucy is changed in an instant. And she's irresistible.

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14 Jun 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Cliffhanger (2003)

Approaching The Cliffhanger like a series of short subjects encourages patience for a weak segment, as another is always around the corner.

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Black Hawk Down: Superbit (2001)

Black Hawk Down illustrates well the absurdity and chaos of urban warfare: there's no ground to be won, no victory to be claimed.

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Spider-Man: Deluxe Edition (2003)

On screen, Spider-Man necessarily becomes more literal, less imaginative.

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7 Jun 2004 // 12:00 AM

Stuck on You (2003)

While the initial twins material is weak, the Hollywood lampoon barely gets off the ground, and the love story is so lightweight, it practically floats.

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7 Jun 2004 // 12:00 AM

Ned Kelly (2003)

Ned might have been a criminal in the eyes of the law, but to working class Australians he was a hero wrongly accused.

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7 Jun 2004 // 12:00 AM

Monster (2003)

Aileen's changed self takes shape most immediately and vehemently in response to a psychotic-seeming john who declares his loathing of all 'hookers nowadays'.

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City of God (Cidade de Deus) (2002)

The film's most profound understanding is that the moral confusions shaping its protagonists are not particular to them, but surrounding all of us.

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Das Boot (The Original Uncut Version) (1981)

It is a landmark event for connoisseurs of war movies, thrill-seekers, and lovers of consummate filmmaking.

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