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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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19 Sep 2002 // 12:00 AM

The Banger Sisters (2002)

For these few minutes, The Banger Sisters venerates imperfection and adventure.

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Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)

Sever grabs the big old gun inside and shoots in exquisite slo-mo. She even works in a hairflip.

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12 Sep 2002 // 12:00 AM

Swimfan (2002)

Ben checks his mailbox, the camera zooms in to a computer screen filled with little email-message-envelope emblems, all from 'swimfan85.' Cue spooky music.

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Gaza Strip (2002) - PopMatters Film Review
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Longley neither pretends to be impartial nor apologizes for his sympathies, and pays his potential audience the compliment of confidence in their intelligence and reason.

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12 Sep 2002 // 12:00 AM

Barbershop (2002)

Barbershop's multiple charms are all sweet.

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6 Sep 2002 // 12:00 AM

Secret Ballot (2001)

If its feminism is unmistakable, Secret Ballot's stance on democracy is more complex.

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6 Sep 2002 // 12:00 AM

Mostly Martha (2001)

Where last year's 'Amélie' was criticized for presenting an idealized France... 'Mostly Martha'> has to be one of the least German movies ever to come out of Germany.

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6 Sep 2002 // 12:00 AM

*Corpus Callosum (2002)

It's like 'Office Space' in the fourth dimension.

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6 Sep 2002 // 12:00 AM

City by the Sea (2002)

All these horrors in one family might easily lead to questions concerning genetics and proclivity, codes of masculinity and violence.

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Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars (1973)

Ziggy falters as a visual experience, a conspicuous failing considering its spectacle-obsessed subject.

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