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Thursday, February 13 2003

Lockdown (2000)

Takes its political and ethical subjects seriously.


Lost in La Mancha (2002)

Even in the midst of chaos and catastrophe, Gilliam's drive to create fantastic worlds can be as damning, and as appealing, as Quixote's.


The Hidden Wars of Desert Storm (2000/2002)

Radioactive poison is a legacy of laissez-faire capitalism's most guilty indulgence.


The Guru (2002)

Offers a cagey take on cultural influences and intersections.


Daredevil (2003)

The good news is that Johnson's Daredevil follows Marvel's disability politics.


Deliver Us From Eva (2003)

In the she's-such-a-bitch scenes, Gabrielle Union reveals a completely wonderful comic timing.


Thursday, February 6 2003

Tully (2002)

Locating its story of familial disquiet in the locus of the American myth, Tully doesn't quite go so far as to debunk the idealized heartland.


Shanghai Ghetto (2002)

A potentially prosaic documentary manages fresh insight.


Shanghai Knights (2003)

Its self-conscious use of the buddy genre's well known predilection for homoerotic/homophobic patterns is cute.


Max (2002)

Max is less concerned with making Hitler sympathetic, or even very specific, than it is in using him to illustrate a series of ideas.


In the Mirror of Maya Deren (2002)

A subtle and reverent look at one of America's most important -- and often forgotten -- filmmakers.


How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

She's so cute, he's so cute, everyone's so cute.


Friday, January 31 2003

City of God (Cidade de Deus) (2002)

Delves into daily traumas and fears, the bleak hierarchies of power, race, and desire that structure life in the projects.


Biker Boyz (2003)

Amid all the conventional movie dazzle, Biker Boyz's most important idea is the bike.


Thursday, January 30 2003

The Recruit (2003)

For all its protests to the contrary, in this movie, everything is exactly what it seems.


Final Destination 2 (2003)

The casualties are the film's raison d'etre -- the more incredible and creative, the better.


Thursday, January 23 2003

To End All Wars (2001)

Explores separate and collective struggles to survive, the prisoners' strengths and weaknesses.


Darkness Falls (2003)

Sets a new bar for lack of logic.


City of God (Cidade de Deus) (2002)

A longtime director of commercials, Meirelles is a consummate showman. Therein lies the problem.


Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)

His redemption, Barris abruptly realizes, can come only in detailed recollection, specifically, in his decision to confess his many sins.


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