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A Decade Under the Influence (2003) - PopMatters Film Review
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'Steal from us,' Coppola tells today's young directors. It's more than a shame that this is all that's left for anyone to do.

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The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941)

Featuring the long-lost complete version of the film, Criterion's magnificent DVD of The Devil and Daniel Webster illustrates contrasts between Heaven and Hell.

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3 Nov 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Cars That Ate Paris (1974)

'As a result of their immoral acts, the young people were corrupted, totally. They'd grown up with this kind of violence and were uncontrollable.'"

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21 Oct 2003 // 1:00 AM

28 Days Later (2002)

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

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21 Oct 2003 // 1:00 AM

Rudy (Deluxe Edition) (1993)

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

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21 Oct 2003 // 1:00 AM

Respiro (2002)

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

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

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

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21 Oct 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Man Who Laughs (1928)

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

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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

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

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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.

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16 Oct 2003 // 1:00 AM

Runaway Jury (2003)

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

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14 Oct 2003 // 1:00 AM

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.

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14 Oct 2003 // 1:00 AM

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.

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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.

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14 Oct 2003 // 1:00 AM

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.

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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.

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7 Oct 2003 // 1:00 AM

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.'"

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7 Oct 2003 // 1:00 AM

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.

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7 Oct 2003 // 1:00 AM

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.'"

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7 Oct 2003 // 1:00 AM

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.

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