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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

True Crime (1999)

Steve Everett is an old-school newspaper reporter, the kind who has improbable hunches that turn out to be right, who gives investigative reporters a good name, who's relegated to fiction these days. He's also more complicated than that, a self-styled macho boozer and womanizer, but recently slipped into another state, feeling confused and a little pathetic.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

A Time for Drunken Horses (2000)

Instead of making bold political statements, 'Drunken Horses' shows how its characters -- and the people they represent -- suffer, yet endure.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Thirteen Days (2000)

There are lots of men in Thirteen Days. Upstanding, committed men, wearing somber suits, short haircuts, and serious looks on their faces. And serious they

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Trippin’ (1999)

Trippin’ opens with an impressively choreographed song and dance number, carefully emulating a Hype Williams rap video. Player’s in his big white house, laying

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Tomcats (2001)

'Tomcats' is a morally reprehensible film about bad people behaving badly.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Tomb Raider (2001)

This spectacular image of androgynous, self-stimulating sexual excess speaks directly to the wonder and threat of Lara Croft, so adept at masculine and feminine wiles, and every wile in between.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Titan A.E. (2000)

At the end of Don Bluth and Gary Goldman’s animated Titan A.E., after the ragtag group of humans have saved themselves and found

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The Tigger Movie (2000)

The camera moves gracefully through what is clearly a young boy’s room. It’s not just any young boy’s room, but that of

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Three to Tango (1999)

Movies are such a vital part of our culture. We go to the cinema, we rent videos, and even basic cable provides one or two movies at any given point in every day. So it's getting downright crowded out there in movie land, and therefore harder and harder to come up with something original.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

3 Strikes (2000)

For an unabashedly hyperbolic black gangsta comedy, 3 Strikes includes far too many moments that ring true.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Training Day (2001)

Plausibility is plainly not Training Day's concern. It's more interested in images and ideas than practicalities.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Topsy Turvy (1999)

British director Mike Leigh has turned out a string of critically lauded short and feature length films, as well as a number of television films

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Trade Off (2000)

One year ago, 50,000 citizens took to the streets of Seattle to protest the first meeting of the World Trade Organization to be held in the

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

midst all the hoopla shouting of the probable Oscar proliferation showering upon The Talented Mr. Ripley; the ongoing comparisons (of the original series of novels by Patricia, the French film Purple Noon, and Anthony Minghella's creation); and glowing appreciation for Minghella's assembly of the most fashionable young and beautiful, there lie hidden a few very nasty notions regarding homosexuality.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Tomb Raider (2001)

All this symbolism would be quite impressive, actually, if 'Tomb Raider' ever gave the slightest impression it knew where it was going with it or was eventually planning to use these symbols to say something coherent.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Three Kings (1999)

Puke green bile, dark blood, convulsing pink. tissue. A close-up shot following a bullet's path into and through internal organs is a frankly terrible image. In most war movies, bullets do tend to fly. But you only see their external effects: blood spurts, faces contort, handheld cameras zig and zag, explosions-effects create aestheticized, often slo-mo, chaos. In David O. Russell's Three Kings, however, you see the insides: the bullet rushes forward, stops, lodging in mangled, throbbing flesh while fluids accumulate. It's visceral and immediate. It's surreal and nasty.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Thirt3en Ghosts (2001)

The characters remain oblivious through much of 'Thirt3en Ghosts', and for that, they might count themselves fortunate.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Time Code (1999)

You will not, you can not, see the same Time Code I have seen. All viewers of director and screenwriter Mike Figgis’ latest film will

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Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999)

Consider the view of Kevin Williamson, presently king of all he surveys. As writer-thinker-upper of the first two Screams, I Know What You Did Last Summer, and the WB's hugely popular Dawson's Creek (and even given the failure of this past fall's network-offering, Wasteland), he has spread out before him a vast space of Yes.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Three Seasons (1999)

Vestiges of the West are ever close to the surface in Bui's Saigon.

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