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Wednesday, May 15 2002

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

There are so very many characters playing central roles in the second half of the series, and accounting for all of their geneses is tricky indeed.


The Salton Sea (2002)

Danny's story is part noiry nightmare, part scam saga, and part junkie-underground travelogue.


About A Boy (2002)

'About A Boy' is not 'The Hugh Show'. Thank goodness.


Thursday, May 9 2002

Unfaithful (2002)

Unfaithful examines the trouble men get into when women behave too passionately.


The New Guy (2002)

What the heck is Jermaine Dupre doing here?"


Girls Can’t Swim (2001)

Each event in the girls' lives is presented with a cool, matter-of-fact openness rarely encountered in contemporary American cinema.


Enigma (2001)

There comes a point in 'Enigma' where Jeremy Northam shows up and you feel grateful.


Big Bad Love (2002)

Big Bad Love underlines Barlow's concerns about what it means to be a man.


Thursday, May 2 2002

Spider-Man (2002)

Spider-Man doesn't get caught up in its own snazzy special effects.


New Best Friend (2002)

In the end, the class conflict is as mundane as the dialogue.


Hollywood Ending (2002)

The reinvention of Hollywood Ending is not the film, but the 66-year-old Allen as self-promoter.


Human Nature (2002)

Human Nature is largely a study of the fine line between being innovative and being asinine.


Deuces Wild (2002)

A heavy-handed glob of a movie.


Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001)

Stacy Peralta's propulsive [Dogtown and Z-Boys] is at once irreverent and reverential.


Thursday, April 25 2002

We Are Going to America (1992/2002)

We Are Going to America offers a fragmented and personal interpretation of the immigrants' experiences.


World Traveler (2001)

World Traveler returns to the 'problem' of Cal's appearance, as several characters... remark on his beauty.


The Scorpion King (2002)

The Rock is a star, straight up.


Murderous Maids (2002)

Murderous Maids proffers all the pieces to the case and yet never reveals a pattern.


Life or Something Like It (2002)

Most regrettably, Lanie's not a crazy chick at all.


Les Destinées (2000)

As its title suggests, the pall of inevitability hangs over Les Destinées.


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