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23 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004)

By subtly subverting our assumptions about the opposition of nature and technology, Oshii suggests that the two may not be so different after all.

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23 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Forgotten (2004)

In The Forgotten, the ethical terms are laid out: it's good to remember, fervently, and it's weak and bad to forget.

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23 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

First Daughter (2004)

These 'times' are somehow exponentially more dangerous, but no one refers to 9/11 or the Bush administration, apparently erased in this alternate non-reality.

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23 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

A Dirty Shame (2004)

While such a fantastic love-love-love, all-pleasure-all-the-time scenario hardly seems likely in our near future, A Dirty Shame remains hopeful and even sweet.

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Zhou Yu’s Train (Zhou Yu de huo che) (2002)

Li Gong embodies a yearning that is simultaneously timeless and frozen in time, delicate and determined, vibrant and unbearable.

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17 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

Wimbledon (2004)

Theirs is an altogether formulaic affair -- complete with wishing on comets, lolling by fountains, running from paparazzi.

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17 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

Virgin (2003)

Jessie's belief that she might be special, chosen for this important role, changes her.

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17 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

Silver City (2004)

It's easy to make assumptions about a political candidate named Dickie Pilager.

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Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)

If the glorious surprise offered up by The Wizard of Oz was its depiction of a world beyond any material reality, the agreeable gimmick of Sky Captain is its imitation of what's come before.

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Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)

Back for another go-round with the Umbrella Corporation, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is leaner and lots meaner.

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17 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Brown Bunny (2003)

We might only imagine how peeved some Republicans are that Vincent Gallo has named himself one of them.

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10 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

Wicker Park (2004)

Unlikely as it seems, Matthew Lillard is the saving grace of Paul McGuigan's wretched remake of L'Appartement.

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10 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

Vanity Fair (2004)

Ah, to be young, bright, and scheming in 19th-century Britain!"

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10 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

Tom Dowd and the Language of Music (2004)

Moormann's film allows Tom Dowd to tell his own tale, bringing his past to life through his words, his accomplishments, his infectious laugh, and, most importantly, his music.

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10 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

Suspect Zero (2004)

Suspect Zero opens with a barrage of standard serial killer movie components.

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10 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

Paparazzi (2004)

It's all so very Princess Di.

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10 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

Festival Express (2004)

All these musicians wanted to do was to escape from the youth rebelliousness that they are supposed to have influenced and represented.

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10 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

Danny Deckchair (2003)

The plot couldn't be more predictable or implausible, but therein lies its charm.

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10 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Cookout (2004)

The sports reporters are upset: if Todd's not going to fit a stereotype, what good is he?"

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10 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

Cellular (2004)

Cellular is so corny it's even behind its own time.

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