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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Titanic Town (1998)

The most important questions are framed as the contradictions facing the characters, not the rights and wrongs of any cause, thanks in part to the filmmaking team's attention to irony and nuance.

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Tre Fratelli serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of cherishing every moment we have on this earth.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Trixie (2000)

The protagonist of every classic thriller is, in some way or another, a Holy Fool. From the Scarlet Pimpernel’s foppish banter to Pete Decker’

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

This Is Spinal Tap (1984/2000)

Sixteen years ago, a young filmmaker named Marti DiBergi set out to capture, in his words, 'the sights, the sounds, and the smells' of a workhorse British rock band named Spinal Tap.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Toy Story 2 (1999)

Near the end of the film The Matrix, Neo (Keanu Reeves) begins to understand his own power. When he realizes that everything he is seeing is a computer program, the payoff shot for this knowledge shows the screen filled with the 1s and 0s which make up the objects and people previously seen. The shot is stunning, and lays bare not only the program within the film's narrative universe, but also the computer work necessary to create the effects in The Matrix.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Scream 3 (2000)

The Scream series has always been about movies. But unlike most movies, the Scream movies have always been smarter than commentaries about it, and in particular, smarter than the commentaries about its commentaries on movies.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Surf School (2006)

It's as though Silverman asked a group of 13-year-olds to describe a 'hippie' and then created the aging flower children based on their answers.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Space Cowboys (2000)

The aging Clint Eastwood may act like a cantankerous old coot, but everyone knows that he’s still the great American Hero, fiercely loyal, exceedingly

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

The 6th Day (2000)

Two Arnolds are too much by anyone’s count. I confess that just the thought of seeing Himself act with Hisotherself is enough to make

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

The Score (2001)

...it's boy-movie-making 101, a very traditional plot point indeed.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Scary Movie (2000)

A pretty high school student, knowing the killer is close to breaking through her bedroom door, calls 911 on her PC. Her eyes wide and her

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Sunshine (1999)

The theme of assimilation as survival strategy has certainly been covered in movies before, from young Jew Salomon Perel joining the Nazi youth in Europa

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979/2001)

Ambitious, strange, and grand. Nice to have you back, Captain (or rather, Admiral) Kirk.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

The Stunt Man (1980/2001)

No matter how many times one watches ['The Stunt Man', it maintains] a kind of kamikaze bravado.

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Series 7: The Contenders (2001)

Of the many disturbing scenes in Series 7: The Contenders, perhaps the most disturbing concerns a perky blond 18-year-old named Lindsay (Merritt Wever). She’s been

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Swordfish (2001)

What is most distressing about 'Swordfish' is John Travolta. More and more, Travolta is becoming a caricature of himself as action anti/hero.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Supernova (2000)

“Congratulations, Benjamin,” sighs Supernova‘s shipboard computer. “Your strategy was both subtle and forceful. You can play with me whenever you want.” This sure is

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Stuart Little (1999)

First, a confession: I didn’t go see Stuart Little because I was asked to write a review of it. I’m not a parent,

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Save the Last Dance (2001)

From the start, Save the Last Dance looks like just another teen romance film. It has all the familiar ingredients—the pretty couple, a high

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Shanghai Noon (2000)

Given the ongoing fascination with the mythology of the American Cowboy, it is no surprise that Jackie Chan has made a Western, only that he

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