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4 Mar 2004 // 12:00 AM

Hidalgo (2004)

Hidalgo is the story of this horse and his man.

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Broken Lizard’s Club Dread (2004)

A hedonistic island vacation run by washed-up Coconut Pete sounds like a great place for any kind of mayhem, and some does ensue. Just not quite enough.

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26 Feb 2004 // 12:00 AM

Twisted (2004)

Jess identifies with her dead mother but also takes up her father's professional aggression, not so much to right wrongs as discover them.

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The Passion of the Christ (2004)

This problem of truth -- how it might be defined, known, or told -- underlies most all of Mel Gibson's film.

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26 Feb 2004 // 12:00 AM

Eurotrip (2004)

Eurotrip feels like a throwback to late '70s, early '80s films like Animal House, though it's not nearly so funny.

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Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)

Suddenly, Katey's aware of a perspective other than hers and other Americans'.

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12 Feb 2004 // 12:00 AM

Robot Stories (2003)

Greg Pak's debut feature film examines the connections between humans and machines in an age of burgeoning technology.

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Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran (2003)

Ibrahim is the sage, charismatic, and plainly desired father figure in this sentimental tale.

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12 Feb 2004 // 12:00 AM

50 First Dates (2004)

Henry sets his sights on doing the right thing for Lucy, who will always be a childish girl, never have agency, never be able to make an informed decision that she can count on lasting.

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Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003)

By the end of her life, Aileen Wuornos wanted to die, seeing it as her only escape from the legal, penal, and media systems so intent on exploiting her.

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12 Feb 2004 // 12:00 AM

Against the Ropes (2004)

Reasonably angry, distrustful, and full of himself, Luther (Omar Epps) brings all kinds of energy to the movie.

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5 Feb 2004 // 12:00 AM

Miracle (2004)

Disney's Miracle is an unabashed celebration of the connections among sports, national pride, and the wonder of whiteguyness.

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5 Feb 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Dreamers (2003)

The frustration of The Dreamers lies in its easy lapsing into such unimaginative nostalgia, as if recalling the moment is enough.

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5 Feb 2004 // 12:00 AM

Catch That Kid (2004)

Remembering well that her dad fell (100 feet), spunky climber Maddy's also afraid she might fall.

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Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)

These first five minutes grant Eddie and the barbershop some specific background, of resistance and community.

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5 Feb 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Big Bounce (2004)

There is a certain sense of achievement in a movie that actually casts the famously laidback Wilson as a surfer.

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30 Jan 2004 // 12:00 AM

You Got Served (2004)

Just in time for their feature film debut, the enormously popular B2K has disbanded, due to 'cash disputes'.

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30 Jan 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Perfect Score (2004)

The Perfect Score includes a rudimentary political critique of the U.S. educational and testing system.

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Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (2004)

Like Legally Blonde, Win a Date showcases an independent-minded girl whose naïveté and credulity make her admirable.

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22 Jan 2004 // 12:00 AM

Touching the Void (2003)

Each climber can come to terms with 'what happened,' but neither can know the entire truth of it.

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