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Thursday, May 9 2002

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.


Jason X (2002)

Jason X merely proceeds from one bloody splatter shot to the next.


The Cat’s Meow (2002)

'The Cat's Meow' insists, you can't go back to the good old days, because they were never so good as you think they were.


Thursday, April 18 2002

Time Out (2001)

A surpassingly rich and urgent movie about the way we live now.


The Survivors (2002)

It's not as though 'The Survivors' takes its survivalists seriously.


Nine Queens (2000)

Nine Queens' class analysis is acute, and narrowly focused on defining the characters.


Murder by Numbers (2002)

'Murder by Numbers' isn't about solving the case; it's about solving Cassie (Sandra Bullock).


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