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15 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

Maria Full of Grace (2003)

Maria's quest, for grace, escape, and meaning, seems as bleak as back in Colombia.

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15 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

I, Robot (2004)

These green-screen jamborees are utterly summer-blockbustery (or maybe just Will-Smithy), but they also tend to substitute for ideas.

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The Door in the Floor (2004)

Mimi Rogers plays a John Irving trademark, the self-hating and much humiliated woman as wholly irritating 'comic' device.

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15 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Corporation (2004)

The film argues that today, corporations are the planet's dominant institution, such that their welfare, as individuals, takes precedence over all else.

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15 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

A Cinderella Story (2004)

This updated Cinderella is named Sam, wears pink high tops, and spends her off-hours exchanging anonymous emails with her Prince Charming-to-be.

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8 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

Sleepover (2004)

Grown up out of the Spy Kids franchise, awkwardly charming Alexa Vega has run smack into tweens heck.

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8 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

Riding Giants (2004)

True believers never lost their sense of wonder.

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Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004)

Some Kind of Monster is less about artistic triumph than professional triumph: can these working relationships be saved?"

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8 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

King Arthur (2004)

This generically gritty and solidly PG-13 King Arthur isn't even much of an action picture.

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8 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

America’s Heart & Soul (2004)

Clichés perhaps, but sometimes simplicity and familiarity communicate powerful sentiments.

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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

Sputtering, Ron cites scientific fact to support his outrage: 'You're just a woman, with a small brain.'"

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2 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Though Spider-Man plainly enjoys saving kids from danger and even instructing them ('Hey you guys! No playing in the street'), he also longs for a more regular, selfish life.

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I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead (2003)

Will (Clive Owen) is a menace, even to the bad guys.

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2 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

De-Lovely (2004)

At times, Irwin Winkler's movie achieves a strange grace, complicated and cunning as Porter's own art and experience.

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2 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Clearing (2004)

As wealthy, world-weary Pittsburgh businessman Wayne Hayes, Robert Redford is typically low-key.

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2 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

Before Sunset (2004)

Before Sunset illustrates the beautiful and frustrating complexity of human hearts seeking love and meaning in a life we know to be transient.

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24 Jun 2004 // 1:00 AM

White Chicks (2004)

Marcus and Kevin's observations also make them think again about their own behaviors, more respectful of black women.

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24 Jun 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Mother (2003)

May's new sense of self and awakened sexuality are startling, not least of all to her.

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24 Jun 2004 // 1:00 AM

Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

Bush's own behavior and speech are, of course, easy targets, as Moore repeatedly shows him fidgeting and misspeaking.

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17 Jun 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Terminal (2004)

Viktor is pronounced 'unacceptable', a man without nation, identity, or status.

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