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Sweet November (2001)

It's clear in that Hollywood way that Sara's charms are primarily based on the fact that she is glamour girl Charlize Theron in thrift-store drag... stunningly beautiful meets endearingly peculiar.


See Spot Run (2001)

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Scary Movie 2 (2001)

Truth be told, it's hard to call out 'Scary Movie 2' for being excessively disgusting and stupid, since that's precisely how the sequel to the most profitable R-rated movie in history is selling itself.


The Shield Around the K (1999) - PopMatters Film Review )

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Someone Like You (2001)

Instead, 'Someone Like You' follows formula, which means that Jane will realize her folly and realize that Eddie is really the guy for her (this is telegraphed when the pretty couple shares their feelings and eats Chinese food while seated on the kitchen counter and dressed in their fashionable underwear).


Serendipity (2001)

'Serendipity' offers absolutely no surprises -- and therefore, no unpleasant ones.


Stir of Echoes (1999)

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Snow Day (2000)

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The Son’s Room (2001)

The rest of 'The Son's Room' concerns the survivors' efforts to live with their guilt, rage, sorrow, and, perhaps especially, with each other.


Shiri (1999)

Conveys a recognizable, even sympathetic face upon the communist North, and speaks to the various divisions that have long troubled Korea.


Saving Silverman (2001)

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Sidewalks of New York (2001)

PULL.


Summer of Sam (1999)

It was a hot time in the city. The days sweltered and the nights vibrated with the latest craze, disco. In the Bronx in 1977, the Yankees were headed for a pennant, a Con Ed blackout inspired looting, assaulting, and arresting, and the .44 killer was shooting young dark-haired women and their dates as they necked in their parked cars.


Shower (1999)

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The Shipping News (2001)

Quoyle is yet another of Kevin Spacey's damaged souls, but a nice one.


Sexy Beast (2001)

Granted, psycho villains per se are not news. But that's sort of the point with Don -- perversely, he's hyper-aware of his ordinariness, his conformity to expectations of the people around him who submit and look away when he's in the room, like you're told to do when a mad dog approaches.


The Skulls (2000)

There is creative genius behind The Skulls. Someone, somehow, managed to pull together a pretty intriguing trailer for this thriller.


Snatch (2001)

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Scream 3 (2000)

The Scream series has always been about movies. But unlike most movies, the Scream movies have always been smarter than commentaries about it, and in particular, smarter than the commentaries about its commentaries on movies.


Storytelling (2001)

In 'Storytelling', when Vi exclaims that her story 'really happened,' her professor observes, 'Once you start writing, it all becomes fiction.'"


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