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23 Feb 2004 // 1:00 AM

My Life Without Me (2003)

Her capacity for intense focus, as Polley observes, makes Ann seem unusual, 'incredibly efficient and practical'.

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23 Feb 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Missing

At the first moment you see Maggie (Cate Blanchett) on screen in Ron Howard's The Missing, you know this is one of those Cate Blanchett tough-girl projects.

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23 Feb 2004 // 1:00 AM

Lost in Translation (2003)

Lost in Translation one-ups its peers with better music, prettier shots, and a more charismatic lead, but its racism is all the more insidious for being wrapped in a pleasing package.

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The Fighting Temptations (2003)

The most impressive extra on the DVD of The Fighting Temptations is a selection of 'extended music numbers'.

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Death: A Love Story (1999)

Le Brun's voiceover catalogues her own reactions: anger at the doctors' indifference, frustration, and at last, acceptance.

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William Gibson: No Maps For These Territories (2003)

William Gibson is a visionary in his own right, and painting him into the reductive sci-fi corner is akin to missing the point of his work.

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10 Feb 2004 // 1:00 AM

Pandemic: Facing AIDS (2003)

Suggests repeatedly that AIDS is brought on by individual actions.

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Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

If ever there was a filmmaker made for DVD commentaries, it is Robert Rodriguez.

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10 Feb 2004 // 1:00 AM

In the Cut (2003)

'It's all a series of mistaken identities, and how our thinking is like that, that we think we've seen something, but we actually haven't quite seen it all.'"

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10 Feb 2004 // 1:00 AM

And Now Ladies and Gentlemen (2002)

For Valentin (Jeremy Irons), the thrill of the caper just isn't getting it done any longer.

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2 Feb 2004 // 1:00 AM

Thirteen (2003)

As the kids have picked up from every cultural sign around them, sex is a route to adulthood, but it's also an ordeal, a hard test of their young mettle.

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Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country [Special Edition] (1991)

It is a reminder of the power the faded franchise once commanded.

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2 Feb 2004 // 1:00 AM

New Dominion Tank Police (1995)

Who has the right to enforce social control, the Tank Police or the Dai Nippon Gaiken Corporation?"

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2 Feb 2004 // 1:00 AM

Manic (2001)

As Lyle first enters the ward, the film takes on a yellow cast, blurry and skittery under an Aphex Twin track.

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2 Feb 2004 // 1:00 AM

Frisk (1996)

Films about killers are supposed to be disturbing. Is it less disturbing if the killer in question is heterosexual?"

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2 Feb 2004 // 1:00 AM

Fist of the North Star, Volume 5 (1984-1987)

Offers another variant of anime's post-apocalypse theme.

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26 Jan 2004 // 1:00 AM

Underworld (2003)

Underworld has more on its mind than matching its throbbing rock soundtrack to action sequences.

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26 Jan 2004 // 1:00 AM

200 Cadillacs (2004)

Elvis' favorite gift was an extravagance most people can only dream about owning: it is estimated that he gave away nearly 200 Cadillac automobiles.

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26 Jan 2004 // 1:00 AM

Lord Love a Duck (1966)

Lord Love a Duck illustrates, with corrosive wit, how the mindless pursuit of status will be the death of us all.

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26 Jan 2004 // 1:00 AM

Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003)

He's a monster, but he's taken completely seriously"

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