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4 Sep 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Battle of Shaker Heights (2003)

One minute, it's a bumbling adolescent romance; the next, it's a family melodrama; and at still another, it's a schoolboy caper flick.

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29 Aug 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Italian Job (2003)

As soon as John utters the words 'last job' to his darling girl, his fate (like the film's) is sealed.

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28 Aug 2003 // 1:00 AM

Thirteen (2003)

As the girls have picked up from every cultural sign around them, sex is a route to adulthood, but it's also an ordeal.

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28 Aug 2003 // 1:00 AM

My Boss’s Daughter (2002)

Bring on the vile humor and mindless embarrassment.

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28 Aug 2003 // 1:00 AM

Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003)

The bus breaks down and the adults are one by one grabbed up and whisked into the sky, screaming.

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Black and White in Color (Noirs et blancs en couleur) (1976)

Jean-Jacques Annaud's first, and most eloquent, movie has lost none of its bite since it won the Oscar for Best Foreign Picture 26 years ago.

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24 Aug 2003 // 1:00 AM

Step Into Liquid (2003)

Journeys to locations where less than ideal weather conditions inspire innovation.

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Mondays in the Sun (Los lunes al sol) (2002)

As Mondays in the Sun begins, Santa is finding it increasingly difficult to maintain his sense of humor and optimism.

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The Magdalene Sisters (2002)

Peter Mullan's film both amplifies and flattens these stories, so they are at once sensational and too intimate.

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24 Aug 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Medallion (2003)

As energetic and enthusiastic as Jackie Chan remains, things have definitely changed, for him as well as viewers.

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22 Aug 2003 // 1:00 AM

American Splendor (2003)

Is there a finer actor on the planet than Hope Davis?"

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14 Aug 2003 // 1:00 AM

Uptown Girls (2003)

Molly looks great in glitter tops and short skirts. What else could she need to know?.

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The Secret Lives of Dentists (2003)

Eschewing the loopy romanticism of his past efforts, Alan Rudolph displays admirable restraint in representing domestic drudgery.

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14 Aug 2003 // 1:00 AM

Open Range (2003)

Kevin Costner's film assumes the usual mythology: the West 'died' when corporate thinking encroached on the boundless spirit of the cowboys.

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14 Aug 2003 // 1:00 AM

Freddy Vs. Jason (2003)

Yet another generation of Elm Street teens arrive at the grim realization that adults are useless when it comes to serial killers, or anything else.

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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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