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20 Nov 2003 // 12:00 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 // 12:00 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 // 12:00 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 // 12:00 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 // 12:00 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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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

When Master and Commander allows for deviance from such straight-ahead expectations, it is more interesting than when it heaves ho for the thrill-kill.

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13 Nov 2003 // 12:00 AM

Love Actually (2003)

On occasion, the film allows a jaded sensibility to worm its way into this otherwise picturesque world.

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10 Nov 2003 // 12:00 AM

Matrix Revolutions (2003)

'Why, Mr. Anderson?'asks Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving), for what seems the umpteenth time.

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10 Nov 2003 // 12:00 AM

Prey for Rock & Roll (2003)

The mere presence of joker-faced Gina Gershon in a movie makes it campy.

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10 Nov 2003 // 12:00 AM

In the Cut (2003)

Their affair proceeds as the steamy-seeming trailers suggest it will, in the interest of promoting Ryan's 'breakout' self-exposure.

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10 Nov 2003 // 12:00 AM

The Human Stain (2003)

All of these circumstances amplify the irony of Silk's tragic downfall, stemming from his own Achilles' heel.

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10 Nov 2003 // 12:00 AM

Elf (2003)

Crass and cunning: 'tis the season.

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10 Nov 2003 // 12:00 AM

Elephant (2003)

While the kids make dates and plans, you know, moment by moment, that catastrophe is imminent.

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10 Nov 2003 // 12:00 AM

Die Mommie Die! (2003)

It is more irritating than it is offensive or even funny.

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23 Oct 2003 // 12:00 AM

Scary Movie 3 (2003)

Just when you thought the Scary Movie franchise had run out of ideas, here it comes again -- looking like it's run out of ideas.

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23 Oct 2003 // 12:00 AM

Radio (2003)

The white father-black son relationship is initiated by the white man's need for redemption.

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23 Oct 2003 // 12:00 AM

Pieces of April (2003)

And April sits in the window frame, hair damp, contemplating the disaster she expects her day to become.

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23 Oct 2003 // 12:00 AM

Carnages (2002)

Carnages' denizens spin into each other's orbits and offer the prospect of communion and regeneration.

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