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20 Mar 2003 // 1:00 AM

Morvern Callar (2002)

Morvern is a puzzle the film picks at but never quite solves, the focus of its probing but also respectful attention.

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20 Mar 2003 // 1:00 AM

Dreamcatcher (2003)

One thing you can say about 'Dreamcatcher': you can't really say one thing about it.

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20 Mar 2003 // 1:00 AM

Bend It Like Beckham (2002)

The girls in 'Bend It Like Beckham' have grown up crossing cultural borders on a daily basis, and see such negotiations as nothing special.

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13 Mar 2003 // 1:00 AM

Willard (2003)

Crispin Glover is Willard's best special effect.

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Open Hearts (Elsker Dig For Evigt) (2002)

Distinguishes itself with its fondness for its characters -- hardly a trademark of the Dogme movement.

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13 Mar 2003 // 1:00 AM

Irréversible (2002)

Gaspar Noé's Irréversible comes at you hard.

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13 Mar 2003 // 1:00 AM

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (À la folie… pas du tout) (2002)

Audrey Tautou floats through 'He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not' in a world of her own, embodying a kind of chill that serves the film well.

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13 Mar 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Hunted (2003)

Benicio Del Toro looks appropriately haunted in The Hunted.

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13 Mar 2003 // 1:00 AM

Bolivia (2001)

Adrián Caetano uses a lack of financing to his benefit; he keeps his camera on the action, and he keeps the action moving.

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13 Mar 2003 // 1:00 AM

Agent Cody Banks (2003)

Cody Banks' first assignment is to 'get close' to a popular girl whose scientist father is involved with a nanotechnology-based plot to, like, destroy the world and stuff.

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8 Mar 2003 // 1:00 AM

Tears of the Sun (2003)

To its credit, Tears of the Sun's action here is somber rather than thrilling; you can root for the SEALs, but the toll on them is visible.

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The Safety of Objects (2003)

For Esther (Glenn Close), Paul's coma makes him safe to love: he'll never leave her, never get in trouble worse than what he's in now.

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Bringing Down the House (2003)

It's like an episode of Bewitched, only longer, and with a feisty black woman instead of a white witch.

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28 Feb 2003 // 1:00 AM

Spider (2002)

It's creepy inside Spider's head.

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28 Feb 2003 // 1:00 AM

Old School (2003)

Peddling the same jokes and ideas as countless other undistinguished 'Animal House' wannabes, 'Old School' is too dutiful for its own good.

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28 Feb 2003 // 1:00 AM

Lawless Heart (2001)

Like the emotions it examines, 'Lawless Heart' is full of conflict and confusion.

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28 Feb 2003 // 1:00 AM

Kedma (2002)

The many storytelling scenes show the limitations of words to reflect the refugees' horror and sorrow.

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28 Feb 2003 // 1:00 AM

Gods and Generals (2002)

Avoids examining the underlying cause of the Civil War -- the South's terror of abolition -- and instead remembers the Confederacy as a noble army defending its 'homeland'.

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28 Feb 2003 // 1:00 AM

Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)

Deemed 'The Next Tom Cruise' by 'GQ' magazine, the prolific, asthmatic, and charismatic Dark Man X continues to power his way into the movies.

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28 Feb 2003 // 1:00 AM

Blind Spot: Hitler’s Secretary (2002)

'Amen', like 'Blind Spot', considers atrocity by examining the real burden of abiding with it long after the fact.

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