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10 Oct 2002 // 12:00 AM

Tuck Everlasting (2002)

While the book is laced with a youthful sense of wonder concerning life and death, the film is a troubled teenage love story.

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The Trials of Henry Kissinger (2002)

Weaving together a vivid assemblage of stock footage, archival documents and talking-head spots, the movie winnows the book down to three of its more damning studies.

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10 Oct 2002 // 12:00 AM

The Transporter (2002)

Speedy, colorful, and clever, The Transporter establishes Jason Statham as yet another next-generational, hybrid action hero.

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10 Oct 2002 // 12:00 AM

Swept Away (2002)

What Swept Away calls love, I would call the usual terror and degradation that keeps battered women in dangerous relationships.

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The Rules of Attraction (2002)

Attraction is not comprised of rules, only missed opportunities.

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10 Oct 2002 // 12:00 AM

In Praise of Love (2001)

In its preoccupations with history, In Praise of Love suggests if one has no history, one has no basis for thinking about or defining oneself.

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10 Oct 2002 // 12:00 AM

Brown Sugar (2002)

Brown Sugar can blur lines between mainstream and margin, mix up the spirits, just as hip-hop -- so-called real hip-hop but also, in its way, brashly commercial hip-hop -- has always done.

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3 Oct 2002 // 12:00 AM

Spirited Away (2001/2002)

America is better off with Miyazaki playing in the malls and the multiplexes than Monsters, Inc.

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3 Oct 2002 // 12:00 AM

Red Dragon (2002)

What is most politically problematic about Red Dragon is how it furthers the relationship between physical disability and psychopathology.

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3 Oct 2002 // 12:00 AM

Moonlight Mile (2002)

Fits a little too neatly with the recent popularity of media considering grief and death rituals.

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26 Sep 2002 // 12:00 AM

Trapped (2002)

Scary as this sounds -- Courtney Love channeling Claire Standish or Andie Walsh -- it might explain a few things about what was going on in Trapped.

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Sweet Home Alabama (2002)

I won't tell you how it ends, but note the film's title is 'not' 'New York State of Mind.'"

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26 Sep 2002 // 12:00 AM

Snipes (2001)

As Erik puts it, he has 'business to take care of.' That business is hip-hop.

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26 Sep 2002 // 12:00 AM

Secretary (2002)

Secretary is about anxiety, depression, the inability to communicate.

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Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death and Rebirth / The End of Evangelion (1997)

Multi-layered, ultraviolent, and profoundly disturbing, Evangelion depicts the end of the world as we know it and after seeing it, I most definitely do 'not' feel fine.

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26 Sep 2002 // 12:00 AM

The Long Goodbye (1973/2002)

Not just empty genre deconstruction, The Long Goodbye dares to ask some very basic questions about the hard-boiled detective hero.

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26 Sep 2002 // 12:00 AM

The Four Feathers (2002)

It's alarmingly short-sighted fiction, offering only occasional glimpses of the imperial project's fundamental viciousness and ignorance.

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26 Sep 2002 // 12:00 AM

The Cockettes (2002)

A joyful, wild romp through the heyday of San Francisco's national cultural importance, filled with body glitter, feather boas, and important shoes.

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19 Sep 2002 // 12:00 AM

Igby Goes Down (2002)

Burr Steers' first feature is populated by exceptionally quirky characters, most related by blood.

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19 Sep 2002 // 12:00 AM

8 Women (2002)

Sabotaging the happy play of color, song, and glamour with a deeply felt despair, Ozon has finally made his subversiveness genuinely surprising.

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