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Thursday, September 4 2003

Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003)

David Spade movies are pathetic by definition.


The Battle of Shaker Heights (2003)

One minute, it's a bumbling adolescent romance; the next, it's a family melodrama; and at still another, it's a schoolboy caper flick.


Friday, August 29 2003

The Italian Job (2003)

As soon as John utters the words 'last job' to his darling girl, his fate (like the film's) is sealed.


Thursday, August 28 2003

Thirteen (2003)

As the girls have picked up from every cultural sign around them, sex is a route to adulthood, but it's also an ordeal.


My Boss’s Daughter (2002)

Bring on the vile humor and mindless embarrassment.


Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003)

The bus breaks down and the adults are one by one grabbed up and whisked into the sky, screaming.


Monday, August 25 2003

Black and White in Color (Noirs et blancs en couleur) (1976)

Jean-Jacques Annaud's first, and most eloquent, movie has lost none of its bite since it won the Oscar for Best Foreign Picture 26 years ago.


Sunday, August 24 2003

Step Into Liquid (2003)

Journeys to locations where less than ideal weather conditions inspire innovation.


Mondays in the Sun (Los lunes al sol) (2002)

As Mondays in the Sun begins, Santa is finding it increasingly difficult to maintain his sense of humor and optimism.


The Magdalene Sisters (2002)

Peter Mullan's film both amplifies and flattens these stories, so they are at once sensational and too intimate.


The Medallion (2003)

As energetic and enthusiastic as Jackie Chan remains, things have definitely changed, for him as well as viewers.


Friday, August 22 2003

American Splendor (2003)

Is there a finer actor on the planet than Hope Davis?"


Thursday, August 14 2003

Uptown Girls (2003)

Molly looks great in glitter tops and short skirts. What else could she need to know?.


The Secret Lives of Dentists (2003)

Eschewing the loopy romanticism of his past efforts, Alan Rudolph displays admirable restraint in representing domestic drudgery.


Open Range (2003)

Kevin Costner's film assumes the usual mythology: the West 'died' when corporate thinking encroached on the boundless spirit of the cowboys.


Freddy Vs. Jason (2003)

Yet another generation of Elm Street teens arrive at the grim realization that adults are useless when it comes to serial killers, or anything else.


Buffalo Soldiers (2001)

The soldiers rebel in trivial but telling ways, more often than not imitating the very systems they think they're bucking.


Monday, August 11 2003

Night and Fog (Nuit et brouillard) (1955)

It is darkly ambivalent about the veracity of our memories (both individually and collectively).


Thursday, August 7 2003

S.W.A.T. (2003)

S.W.A.T. knows what it is, namely, an expensive, hyper-actionated, cd-selling, multi-raced and multi-buddied flick.


Freaky Friday (2003)

It's good to see Jamie Lee Curtis acting like a 15-year-old.


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