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City of God (Cidade de Deus) (2002)

Delves into daily traumas and fears, the bleak hierarchies of power, race, and desire that structure life in the projects.

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31 Jan 2003 // 1:00 AM

Biker Boyz (2003)

Amid all the conventional movie dazzle, Biker Boyz's most important idea is the bike.

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30 Jan 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Recruit (2003)

For all its protests to the contrary, in this movie, everything is exactly what it seems.

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30 Jan 2003 // 1:00 AM

Final Destination 2 (2003)

The casualties are the film's raison d'etre -- the more incredible and creative, the better.

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23 Jan 2003 // 1:00 AM

To End All Wars (2001)

Explores separate and collective struggles to survive, the prisoners' strengths and weaknesses.

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23 Jan 2003 // 1:00 AM

Darkness Falls (2003)

Sets a new bar for lack of logic.

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City of God (Cidade de Deus) (2002)

A longtime director of commercials, Meirelles is a consummate showman. Therein lies the problem.

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Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)

His redemption, Barris abruptly realizes, can come only in detailed recollection, specifically, in his decision to confess his many sins.

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Sous Les Toits de Paris (1930)

René Clair combined music and sound effects in addition to minimal dialogue, with a moving camera in order to involve the eye as well as the ear.

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17 Jan 2003 // 1:00 AM

Street of No Return (1989)

Fuller never gave a bad interview, remaining throughout his career grandiose, garrulous, and gung-ho about moviemaking.

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16 Jan 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Son (Le Fils) (2003)

Unfailingly disciplined, the Dardennes resist glib payoffs and easy answers.

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16 Jan 2003 // 1:00 AM

National Security (2003)

Endeavors to complicate the standard black-white buddy dynamic.

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16 Jan 2003 // 1:00 AM

Kangaroo Jack (2003)

Most often cast as sidekicks, Anthony Anderson has shown repeatedly that he can perform rings around supposed stars.

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16 Jan 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Hours (2002)

The women are also functions of a coherent narrative, made comprehensible as embodiments of historical patterns.

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16 Jan 2003 // 1:00 AM

A Guy Thing (2003)

A movie of this sort depends on a relentless illogic.

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16 Jan 2003 // 1:00 AM

El Crimen del Padre Amaro (2002)

In El Crimen del Padre Amaro, the Catholic Church and its representatives are not immune from earthly corruption and desire.

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Interview With the Assassin (2002)

When the movie does work, it's more often than not because of Raymond J. Berry's understated rendering of the assassin as a simple, humorless man.

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9 Jan 2003 // 1:00 AM

Talk to Her (2002)

Its frank observations of love in excess of gender (or even sex) and its postmodern, eclectic style are distinctly reflective of our own present.

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9 Jan 2003 // 1:00 AM

Narc (2002)

Both Henry and Nick are addicted, in different ways, to the job, the adrenalin it churns up.

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9 Jan 2003 // 1:00 AM

Love Liza (2002)

Love Liza wallows in grief and asks its audience to do likewise.

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