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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Requiem for a Dream (2000)

Requiem for a Dream begins with a crime in progress. Harry (Jared Leto) is taking his mom’s tv set in order to sell it

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Risk (2001)

PULL.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Rush Hour 2 (2001)

Like most sequels, 'Rush Hour 2' does what the first film did, only louder and more extravagantly.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

It might be expected that the new film by French feminist director Catherine (36 Fillette) Breillat, Romance, is generating more discussion about its shots of pricks and nipples than its narrative or themes or performances. This is a little ironic, because the movie really isn't about erotic arousal or exploitation. In fact, it is, as its title suggests, about romance. Or more precisely, it's about the expectations, disappointments, and power dynamics that shape and destroy romance.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Rat Race (2001)

A balls-out stupid summer comedy where no one cares about special effects or plots making sense or even about characters winning or losing is not a bad thing. It is, rather, a representative thing.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Ready to Rumble (2000)

Ready to Rumble is ostensibly a simple comedy of bumbling bumpkins - in this case lovers of professional wrestling - along the lines of Farrelly brothers' films like Dumb and Dumber and Kingpin.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

It is The Royal Tenenbaums's hyperbole that both makes the fantasy so lively and reveals the self-delusions at its foundation.

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Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000)

Down in Orlando, the Mouse King must sit uneasily in his Magic Kingdom, casting a baleful black eye at the upstart in garish mufti just

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Recess: School’s Out (2001)

Perhaps Recess' most culturally savvy element is its skewering of the '60s, in a flashback showing how the ideals of the teachers (particularly Principal Prickly and Dr. Benedict) have fallen by the wayside as they were sucked into The System and traded their ideals for hard-nosed discipline.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

The Road Home (2001)

It is Di's (Zang Ziyi) own absolute faith in herself, her determination to endure despite all political or social edicts, that grants 'The Road Home' unusual, and unusually moving, weight.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Rat Race (2001)

It's full of pratfalls, sight gags, and irreverence toward 'I Love Lucy', Nazis, body piercing, a very unlucky cow, and a dog. Fortunately, Zucker executes them all like a ringmaster.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Runaway Bride (1999)

I worry about Julia Roberts. I know I don't need to but still, I feel like I can't help it. It's not because she's a particularly convincing performer on or off screen, though she does look distressed or vulnerable much of the time. It's not because the promoters for her latest movie, Runaway Bride, have been running ads with the creepiest stalker song ever made, the Police's Every Breath You Take.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

The Road to El Dorado (2000)

In 1519, Hernan Cortes sailed from Cuba, landed in Mexico and made his way to the Aztec capital.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Ride with the Devil (1999)

Ride With the Devil dares to bring yet another version. Directed by Ang Lee and written by Lee and his usual collaborator James Schamus (who adapted Daniel Woodrell's novel Woe to Live On, a novel inspired, says the author, by today's warfare in the Balkans), the film is rather surprising, and not only because it stars Jewel as a Southern widow. Telling stories that don't usually get told, Ride With the Devil focuses on some of the War's more disgraceful and outrageous aspects, both personal and public.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Remember the Titans (2000)

Denzel Washington is a good and noble figure. Being one requires dedication and integrity, not to mention opportunity (not every aspiring role model can afford

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

In his book In Search of Melancholy Baby, Russian emigre novelist Vassily Aksyonov discusses his move to America and his various reactions to the country.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Reindeer Games (2000)

The spirit of world class schlock-horror promoter William Castle was in the theater recently, during a preview screening of Pitch Black, as flashlights were given to a number of audience members.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Red Planet (2000)

WARNING: The following review contains plot spoilers. Dud Planet Red Planet is freshman director Antony Hoffman’s entry into the most recent spate of films

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Running Free (2000)

Poor Lucky. The cute little colt is born en route to South Africa, on a ship bearing his mother and many other horses destined for

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

The Replacements' particular spin on the relationship between unions and management is simplistic and, more often than not, spurious.

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