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1 Aug 2002 // 12:00 AM

Signs (2002)

PULL.

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1 Aug 2002 // 12:00 AM

Me Without You (2001)

Me Without You is a disquieting and stunningly accurate depiction of female friendship.

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1 Aug 2002 // 12:00 AM

Full Frontal (2002)

This self-satisfaction makes Full Frontal's gears grind.

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1 Aug 2002 // 12:00 AM

Elling (2001)

Elling doesn't pretend to be more than it is, permitting no great epiphanies and no big-hug endings.

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1 Aug 2002 // 12:00 AM

Cuba (1979/2002)

The idea that an individual, like Robin Hood, could stand up for the rights of the oppressed comes across as a pleasant fantasy, worthy of song and legend, but devoid of the means to stand up against state power.

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25 Jul 2002 // 12:00 AM

Tadpole (2002)

In assuming Oscar's perspective, the film makes out like everyone is as smitten with him as he is.

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25 Jul 2002 // 12:00 AM

Sex and Lucía (2002)

A film that assembles layers of truth and untruth, faith and distrust, as characters struggle to make sense of the worlds they make and resist.

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Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

The so-called postmodern self-references of the previous Austin Powers films here become epidemic, though more is not exactly better. It's just more. And it is repetitive.

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18 Jul 2002 // 12:00 AM

Sunshine State (2002)

Its attention to intricate sociopolitical tensions, Sunshine State, recalls Sayles' previous work.

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18 Jul 2002 // 12:00 AM

Stuart Little 2 (2002)

With all the incessant action, 'SL2' feels like it's trying to be bigger than it is.

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18 Jul 2002 // 12:00 AM

Lovely & Amazing (2002)

Even as the girls in Holofcener's world have their own problems, they provide acutely recognizable reflections.

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18 Jul 2002 // 12:00 AM

K-19 (2002)

For all its efforts to offer other views, 'K-19' is an all too average U.S. war movie.

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Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

Busta out-acts and out-spectacularizes Tyra Banks.

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18 Jul 2002 // 12:00 AM

Eight Legged Freaks (2002)

The we-love-'50s-giant bug-movies homage by Independence Day and Godzilla makers.

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The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002)

Undertakes yet another examination of the restraints of orthodox Western religion.

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18 Jul 2002 // 12:00 AM

Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course (2002)

It's near-endlessly entertaining to watch him handle the crocodiles.

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12 Jul 2002 // 12:00 AM

Reign of Fire (2002)

There's probably something to be said here about guys and competition and pointy weapons.

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12 Jul 2002 // 12:00 AM

Road to Perdition (2002)

The perfectly grim surface evokes eons of pain, as well as a highly stylized contemporary sensibility, not so much cynical as skeptical and self-aware.

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12 Jul 2002 // 12:00 AM

Gangster No. 1 (2000)

Gangster No. 1's style and plot are stale.

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8 Jul 2002 // 12:00 AM

The Powerpuff Girls Movie (2002)

Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup are smart, self-assured, and admirable.

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