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16 Jan 2002 // 2:00 PM

The Man Who Sued God (2001)

PULL.

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10 Jan 2002 // 2:00 PM

What Time Is It There? (2001)

'What Time Is It There?' presents what may be Tsai's most pronounced rendering of the impossibility of sexual intimacy and connection.

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10 Jan 2002 // 2:00 PM

Orange County (2002)

More than anything else, 'Orange County' is mundane.

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10 Jan 2002 // 2:00 PM

Charlotte Gray (2001)

The obvious reason for the glut of overly celebratory WWII films of the past few years is nostalgia for a time in American life when things like international politics and warfare were clear-cut.

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10 Jan 2002 // 2:00 PM

Charlotte Gray (2001)

... challenges the national ideologies, nostalgia and idealization that have become so commonplace in popular cultural imaginings of the 'great war'.

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3 Jan 2002 // 2:00 PM

Impostor (2001)

Based on a 1953 Philip K. Dick story, the film rehearses the usual Dickish concerns, namely, a male protagonist's loss of identity, confidence, and context in a dystopic SF future.

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24 Dec 2001 // 2:00 PM

Kate & Leopold (2001)

Never mind that Leopold is clueless when it comes to actual labor or the concept of class; as long as he's upper, he has no need to know anything more.

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24 Dec 2001 // 2:00 PM

Ali (2001)

Ali embodies a kind of car-wreck charisma -- arrogant and self-conscious, beautiful and fierce, even on twenty-year-old tape, he can take your breath away. This ability to mesmerize makes Ali who he is, or more accurately, who everyone wants him to be. He's a cipher and a screen onto which viewers might project themselves.

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20 Dec 2001 // 2:00 PM

The Majestic (2001)

PULL.

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20 Dec 2001 // 2:00 PM

Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001)

Full-length computer-animated features have, thus far, fallen into the realm of children's fantasy.

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20 Dec 2001 // 2:00 PM

Joe Somebody (2001)

It gets points for knowing what it is, a formulaic PG picture without pretensions to grandeur (and for not being 'The Majestic').

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20 Dec 2001 // 2:00 PM

How High (2001)

Meth is, as always, an exceedingly charismatic presence, and his partner an able comic foil.

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18 Dec 2001 // 2:00 PM

Little Otik (2000)

Jan Svankmajer taps into the appeal of the maternal horror story.

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

What is potentially most urgent about 'The Fellowship of the Ring' is how it reflects the tenor of our time.

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13 Dec 2001 // 2:00 PM

Vanilla Sky (2001)

Moreover, the film asserts, if you're not careful in your dealings with people, you'll end up with no self and no life, in that big empty Times Square in your head.

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Not Another Teen Movie (2001)

What is perhaps most successful about 'Not Another Teen Movie' is its commentary on the obsessive and incessant whiteness of the genre.

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13 Dec 2001 // 2:00 PM

Kandahar (2001)

There is also no end, at least as a Western viewer might imagine it, to the desert culture represented here, the traditions and meanings of Afghanistan, before, during, and perhaps after, the Taliban.

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6 Dec 2001 // 2:00 PM

Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

The background surf, unbuttoned shirt, and look away from the camera -- all this demonstrates just how movie-starness is done. The plot, like I say, is beside the point.

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6 Dec 2001 // 2:00 PM

Life and Debt (2001)

Makes the connections for you, refusing to let you off the hook.

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20 Nov 2001 // 2:00 PM

Spy Game (2001)

The film's assumptions about the Agency, are, in a word, Before September 11, before top secret government agencies (CIA, FBI, etc.) were revealed as not doing what they've been pretending to be doing all thi

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