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19 Dec 2002 // 12:00 AM

Two Weeks Notice (2002)

People keep wanting Sandy Bullock to be sweet and feisty like she was in Speed.

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19 Dec 2002 // 12:00 AM

The 25th Hour (2002)

The 25th Hour opens with huge, hard-hitting shots of the March 2002 tribute to the Twin Towers, the towers of light.

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

It's useful to remember that, offscreen, both good and bad tend to be tricksy.

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19 Dec 2002 // 12:00 AM

Gangs of New York (2002)

Daniel Day-Lewis wears a tall stovepipe hat in Martin Scorsese's long-awaited Gangs of New York.

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19 Dec 2002 // 12:00 AM

Antwone Fisher (2002)

This single-mindedness can feel limited; there's obviously more to Antwone's story than the scenes in which he appears.

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13 Dec 2002 // 12:00 AM

Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)

As Nemesis amply demonstrates, the franchise is getting quite long in the tooth.

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13 Dec 2002 // 12:00 AM

Maid in Manhattan (2002)

This 'ethnic' modification of 'Pretty Woman'-meets-'Working Girl' uses the 'iconic' Lopez strategically.

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13 Dec 2002 // 12:00 AM

Intacto (2001)

Max von Sydow paints an empathetic portrait of the terrible consequences of misused power.

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13 Dec 2002 // 12:00 AM

Drumline (2002)

Its enthusiasm is hard to resist.

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13 Dec 2002 // 12:00 AM

About Schmidt (2002)

The expression on Schmidt's face every time he encounters another crisis does not convey anger, but befuddlement.

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Personal Velocity: Three Portraits (2001)

Each section lingers just a little, as if the characters will have trajectories beyond the minutes you see them.

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6 Dec 2002 // 12:00 AM

Adaptation

Careens between fiction and confession, repetition and revelation.

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5 Dec 2002 // 12:00 AM

Treasure Planet (2002)

A space opera in touch with its feminine side.

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5 Dec 2002 // 12:00 AM

Stealing the Fire (2002)

What is the relevance of individual agency in such vast systems as the Nazi war machine or the post-war global arms trade?"

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5 Dec 2002 // 12:00 AM

Extreme Ops (2002)

At first, the girls-gone-wild moment is just about driving the supremely inept boys batty with desire.

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5 Dec 2002 // 12:00 AM

Equilibrium (2002)

Hooray for kicking opponents' heads in, fancy wirework, and twirling black topcoats.

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5 Dec 2002 // 12:00 AM

Empire (2002)

Of the many crazy clichés in Empire, Isabella Rossellini's big fat hair has to be the loony-tunesiest.

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5 Dec 2002 // 12:00 AM

Daughter From Danang (2002)

Dolgin and Franco work hard not to exploit Heidi's naïvete for its narrative potential.

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5 Dec 2002 // 12:00 AM

Analyze That (2002)

To endure Analyze That requires not just suspension of disbelief, but suspension of neurological activity as well.

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Standing in the Shadows of Motown (2002)

Paul Justman's 'Standing in the Shadows of Motown' aims to recover the Funk Brothers' legacy.

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