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4 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Rory O’Shea Was Here (2004)

Rory rails against a society that is ultimately supportive of him. Instead, he should be rebelling against the screenplay, his more immediate handicap.

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4 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Pacifier (2005)

The image of the kids holding their noses suggests something about the state of Diesel's career, looking quite stalled.

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4 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Jacket (2005)

It's an apt description of how war, waged by the Organization for the Organized, works on its warriors, victims and heroes both.

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4 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Imaginary Heroes (2004)

Dan Harris's Imaginary Heroes keeps digging into Sandy's darkly-secreted past, producing revelations less surprising than wearisome.

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Gunner Palace (2005) - PopMatters Film Review
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The soldiers' sense of dislocation is displayed by their disparate activities and the film's own aptly disjointed structure.

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4 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Dear Frankie (2005)

Dear Frankie uses humor to acknowledge and, temporarily, transcend the fragility of human survival.

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4 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Cursed (2004)

Jimmy's golden retriever Zipper bites him and is turned into a spazzy, poorly CGI-ed wolf-dog, capable of ripping their house to pieces.

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4 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Be Cool (2005)

Utterly out of place, the Rock is the most convincing character in sight.

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25 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

Lost Embrace (2004)

It's this unmistakable pluralism that gives a Lost Embrace its warmth and generosity.

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Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)

While Helen's story is compelling, it's subsumed by the men's antics.

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25 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

Born into Brothels (2004)

The Oscar-nominated documentary film is a look into the lives of children in Sonagachi, North Calcutta's red light district.

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18 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

Son of the Mask (2005)

The baby is endowed with awesome powers to shape-shift and abuse every living creature that comes within reach of his chubby little hands.

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18 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

Constantine (2005)

Doubting his mission and his faith even as he's consumed by them, Constantine is an achingly topical comic book/movie hero.

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18 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

Assisted Living (2003)

The easy moral to draw is that everyone needs assistance in living, but the more difficult truth is that living is illusory always.

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11 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

Inside Deep Throat (2005)

Inside Deep Throat is less interested in the film's making than in its cultural and political fallouts.

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11 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

Hitch (2005)

Having conquered Independence Day, Will Smith has set his sights on Valentine's Day.

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11 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

Bride & Prejudice (2004)

In Bride & Prejudice, Lalita is at once the skeptic and the convert-to-be.

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4 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Wedding Date (2005)

More unnerving, he treats her to a front-and-center look at his penis, fresh out of the shower.

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4 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

Nobody Knows (Dare mo shiranai) (2004)

Nobody Knows honors the innocence of childhood, even as it slips away.

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Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask (1996)

The film presents an idiosyncratic vision of Fanon's lifelong struggle, as a colonized subject seeking freedom of thought and identity.

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