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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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14 Jul 2003 // 1:00 AM

Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision (1995)

'I had to ask myself: What is a memorial's purpose? Especially, what is a memorial's purpose in the 20th century?'.

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10 Jul 2003 // 1:00 AM

Swimming Pool (2003)

Julie becomes Sarah's muse, her model, her irritant.

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Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)

During the story's awkward romantic interludes, children and their parents can squirm in boredom together, as a family.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

Ingenious and mesmerizing, Johnny Depp embodies the film's essential fantasy, that a pirate's life is exciting and unfettered.

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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)

'You're probably too young to remember,' Allan Quartermain (Sean Connery) tells the messenger, 'but the Empire is always in some kind of peril.'"

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Hell’s Highway: The True Story of Highway Safety (2003)

The real highlights in Hell's Highway are the films themselves, and Wood has presented a generous sampling of often flabbergasting clips.

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Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)

The T-101 is determined to complete his mission, to protect them, to be the best, most committed, and most confounding daddy that John Connor will ever have.

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3 Jul 2003 // 1:00 AM

Respiro (2002)

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

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Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003)

The first time around, Elle's chirpy charm seemed fresh and campy; now it's formula.

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3 Jul 2003 // 1:00 AM

Cremaster 3 (2002)

The Cremaster cycle rewards with stunning visuals, concepts, and questions that will rattle around your head for days.

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The Chess Player (Le Joueur d’echecs) (1927)

The plot and scope of The Chess Player are sprawling, as is the running time of 140 minutes, but the film is as engrossing a spectacle as one will see.

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26 Jun 2003 // 1:00 AM

28 Days Later (2002)

Restless, irksome, strange: there's not much downtime in Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later.

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26 Jun 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Hard Word (2002)

Cue sign of suspicion, that is, the frame lingers on Dale's dour face through car window.

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26 Jun 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Eye (2003)

The influence of blood kin and the customs of religion act as a fulcrum to balance the influence of the supernatural.

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Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003)

Madison Lee draws so near to Nat that she seems ready to lick the younger Angel's pretty, smile-plastered face.

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19 Jun 2003 // 1:00 AM

Whale Rider (2002)

Eleven-year-old Pai is wholly engaging and elegant, on her own terms.

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The Man on the Train (L’Homme du train) (2003)

Achieves yet another consummation of intellectual France's romance with American popular culture.

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19 Jun 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Hulk (2003)

In Hulk, the comic books' critique of institutional authority and the way U.S. culture perceives and deals with difference is evacuated.

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19 Jun 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Heart of Me (2002)

Love is a many splendored thing. Unless, of course, it tears through your life like a cluster bomb.

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