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30 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

She Hate Me (2004)

Spike Lee's She Hate Me begins with money.

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The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

The Manchurian Candidate draws a line between the corporation and the government, sustaining a hope that the U.S. system might be salvaged by an honestly free election.

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30 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)

Harold and Kumar isn't pushing a political polemic, yet it still manages to be an odd achievement.

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A Home at the End of the World (2004)

Unfortunately, Bobby's (Colin Farrell) vagueness tends to be more tiresome than inspiring.

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22 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

Garden State (2003)

'As far back as I can remember,' Large sighs, 'I've been medicated.'"

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22 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

Catwoman (2004)

The women on either side of the film's imaginary moral divide are both gorgeous and potent, both capable of cruel violence, and both dedicated to their own desires.

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22 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Bourne Supremacy (2004)

Embodying the ruthlessness of the eat-its-own CIA (as well as the entertainment industry), Bourne isn't seeking revenge in the usual sense.

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15 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

Time of the Wolf (2003)

In Time of the Wolf, a family vacationing in the French countryside is split apart by shocking violence and faced with unspeakable horrors.

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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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