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11 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Statement (2003)

The Statement is a rarity: a serious, politically-minded thriller.

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Love Don’t Cost a Thing (2003)

The predominant image that emerges from Troy Beyers' Love Don't Cost a Thing is Steve Harvey's teeth.

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11 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Cooler (2003)

The Cooler is interested in the nature of luck, be it a product of destiny or psychology.

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4 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

Timeline (2003)

Based on Michael Crichton's novel, Richard Donner's movie features a creaky father-son reconciliation story framed by a bizarre collision of Sci-Fi and Medieval Tymes.

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The Triplets of Belleville (2003)

Sylvain Chomet's first feature is a doggedly strange, if effortlessly whimsical, movie that fuses vaguely recognizable elements to form an exceedingly alien universe.

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4 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

My Architect (2003)

In a sense, his father's buildings are Nathaniel's villains, monuments to his father's priorities.

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4 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Last Samurai (2003)

It's a grand vehicle, with horses, martial arts, and vast armies, not to mention Tom Cruise's shiny shoulder-length hair flowing just right.

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4 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

In America (2003)

Everything in In America turns magical once Mateo appears.

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4 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

Honey (2003)

Honey's so good that local hoochie mama just has to challenge her.

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The Haunted Mansion (2003)

It is as feeble a film as you're likely to see this year.

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4 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

Bad Santa (2003)

In its best moments, Bad Santa taps into a very real sadness that most people try to gift-wrap away.

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4 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

Anything But Love (2003)

Aspiration is the only thing Anything But Love has plenty of.

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20 Nov 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Missing

Maggie's toughness is surely enhanced by Blanchett's fabulous cheekbones and icy eyes.

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20 Nov 2003 // 1:00 AM

My Life Without Me (2003)

Ann's decision not to tell seems simultaneously selfless and selfish.

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Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)

I doubt there are many other youngish actors who could keep up with Daffy Duck as skillfully as Brendan Fraser.

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20 Nov 2003 // 1:00 AM

In My Skin (2002)

In My Skin scuttles narrative closure for a more primal unity, an extreme self-referentiality.

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20 Nov 2003 // 1:00 AM

Gothika (2003)

Chloe reminds her of the implacably smug logic of the sane, as they judge the insane: 'If you're here, it must mean that you belong.'"

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Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat (2003)

Just in time for Thanksgiving: the Paris Hilton movie.

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13 Nov 2003 // 1:00 AM

Tupac: Resurrection (2003)

This sense-making also has to do with extrapolation and education -- granting Tupac yet another chance to speak his mind, indict injustice, and urge action.

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13 Nov 2003 // 1:00 AM

Shattered Glass (2003)

It is less interested in Glass' personal psychology than in the political and professional environment that rewards it.

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