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Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)

Sever grabs the big old gun inside and shoots in exquisite slo-mo. She even works in a hairflip.

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12 Sep 2002 // 12:00 AM

Swimfan (2002)

Ben checks his mailbox, the camera zooms in to a computer screen filled with little email-message-envelope emblems, all from 'swimfan85.' Cue spooky music.

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Gaza Strip (2002) - PopMatters Film Review
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Longley neither pretends to be impartial nor apologizes for his sympathies, and pays his potential audience the compliment of confidence in their intelligence and reason.

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12 Sep 2002 // 12:00 AM

Barbershop (2002)

Barbershop's multiple charms are all sweet.

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6 Sep 2002 // 12:00 AM

Secret Ballot (2001)

If its feminism is unmistakable, Secret Ballot's stance on democracy is more complex.

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6 Sep 2002 // 12:00 AM

Mostly Martha (2001)

Where last year's 'Amélie' was criticized for presenting an idealized France... 'Mostly Martha'> has to be one of the least German movies ever to come out of Germany.

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6 Sep 2002 // 12:00 AM

*Corpus Callosum (2002)

It's like 'Office Space' in the fourth dimension.

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6 Sep 2002 // 12:00 AM

City by the Sea (2002)

All these horrors in one family might easily lead to questions concerning genetics and proclivity, codes of masculinity and violence.

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Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars (1973)

Ziggy falters as a visual experience, a conspicuous failing considering its spectacle-obsessed subject.

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30 Aug 2002 // 12:00 AM

feardotcom (2002)

Udo Kier stumbles down a dark New York subway stairway, his face sweaty and deeply shadowed, his eyes popping in that Udo Kierian way.

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22 Aug 2002 // 12:00 AM

Undisputed (2002)

Masculinity, integrity, brutality: Walter Hill's usual themes.

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22 Aug 2002 // 12:00 AM

Simone (2002)

Viktor sees his most attractive, resourceful, and prolific self in Simone.

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22 Aug 2002 // 12:00 AM

Serving Sara (2002)

'My job sucks,' says Joe (Matthew Perry) at the beginning of Reginald Hudlin's peculiar romantic comedy.

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22 Aug 2002 // 12:00 AM

One Hour Photo (2002)

Neatly, ominously, the film composes a bleak vision of Sy's consumption of and by his culture.

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22 Aug 2002 // 12:00 AM

I’m Going Home (2001)

I'm Going Home not only retains its heart, but expands it until the film's emotional power is almost too much to handle.

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I Am Trying to Break Your Heart (2002)

The apotheosis of a very good band, Sam Jones' I Am Trying to Break Your Heart begs the question of whether merely very good bands deserve to be deified.

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22 Aug 2002 // 12:00 AM

Harvard Man (2001)

Harvard Man's refusal to pass judgment on characters' drug use is troubling.

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The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)

The Adventures of Pluto Nash is a whole lot of nada.

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Songs From the Second Floor (Sånger från andra våningen) (2002)

Songs From the Second Floor may be blasphemous in its relentless tweaking of Christianity, but it is never less than sincere about its search for divine intercession.

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15 Aug 2002 // 12:00 AM

Read My Lips (Sur Mes Lèvres) (2001)

Carla and Paul form an odd couple, slouching towards romance while successfully defending (and defining) their common interests against powerful and dangerous people.

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