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14 Aug 2003 // 1:00 AM

Buffalo Soldiers (2001)

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

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11 Aug 2003 // 1:00 AM

Night and Fog (Nuit et brouillard) (1955)

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

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7 Aug 2003 // 1:00 AM

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.

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7 Aug 2003 // 1:00 AM

Freaky Friday (2003)

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

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Dirty Pretty Things (2002)

Dirty Pretty Things is a film about beaten down, exhausted, tenaciously hopeful workers.

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7 Aug 2003 // 1:00 AM

Le Divorce (2003)

Like previous Merchant-Ivory productions, Le Divorce concerns culture clashes, disruptive expatriates, and squabbles over stuff.

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7 Aug 2003 // 1:00 AM

Camp (2003)

A patchwork quilt for the unloved misfits it glorifies and indulges, Todd Graff's 'Camp' has a quarter of the polish of 'Chicago', but three times the humanity.

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Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003)

Fun as it is, demonstrates a little end-of-series fatigue.

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1 Aug 2003 // 1:00 AM

Gigli (2003)

His hair slicked back, his face set in an expression resembling impassivity, Larry Gigli (Ben Affleck) tends to philosophize with his marks.

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1 Aug 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Embalmer (L’ Imbalsamatore) (2002)

It is wonderfully indirect; it paints a complicated psychological landscape but doesn't make any of it explicit.

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1 Aug 2003 // 1:00 AM

American Wedding (2003)

Stifler's insufferable self-love is his special gift, of course, and what viewers love most about him.

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24 Jul 2003 // 1:00 AM

Seabiscuit (2003)

Engaging viewers emotionally, in a way that the rest of the summer's car chases and explosions can't even imagine doing, the racing scenes create an exhilarating rhythm for Seabiscuit's story.

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24 Jul 2003 // 1:00 AM

Northfork (2003)

Challenges U.S. myths of enduring national identity, corporate good will, and westward-ho expansions.

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Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)

The focus on her irate face reveals Lara's resolve, fury, and urgency. She's not playing.

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24 Jul 2003 // 1:00 AM

Johnny English (2003)

'He may be a fool, but he's a fool who keeps showing up.'"

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24 Jul 2003 // 1:00 AM

I Capture the Castle (2003)

The Cottons bluster into the Mortmains' lives, as Americans in British tales will do.

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17 Jul 2003 // 1:00 AM

How to Deal (2003)

What's not to love about Mandy Moore?"

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17 Jul 2003 // 1:00 AM

Garage Days (2002)

Director Alex Proyas comes out of his moody cave with this flick about a band's efforts to find fame.

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17 Jul 2003 // 1:00 AM

Bad Boys II (2003)

For this invasion, they need extra firepower and get it, including useful high tech surveillance courtesy of the CIA: this is Bad Boys II's most outrageous fantasy, that this agency has its act together.

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AfterMath: Unanswered Questions From 9/11 (2002)

For those unfamiliar with the subject, AfterMath provides a hypnotic introduction, complete with split-screen graphics, dance beats, and voice-over narration by hip-hop artist Paris.

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