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18 Sep 2003 // 12:00 AM

Underworld (2003)

The primary point is the look -- the drenching rain, the blazing gunfire, the catsuit.

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18 Sep 2003 // 12:00 AM

Secondhand Lions (2003)

The phallic imagery of guns as associated with male potency is everywhere in Secondhand Lions.

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18 Sep 2003 // 12:00 AM

Party Monster (2003)

Michael Alig's megalomania even reached such epic proportions that he had no qualms about bragging over the murder on camera during the filming of the original Party Monster documentary.

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The Fighting Temptations (2003)

Having demonstrated conclusively that she's a whole lotta woman in Goldmember, Beyoncé Knowles now shows another side.

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11 Sep 2003 // 12:00 AM

Rana’s Wedding (2002)

The movie's power lies in its portrayal of the relentless ingenuity by which the inhabitants of the West Bank subvert the political 'realities' of Israeli military government.

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11 Sep 2003 // 12:00 AM

The Order (2003)

'We're the Catholic Pete, Linc, and Julie.'"

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Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

'Are you a Mexican or a Mexi-cant!?'.

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11 Sep 2003 // 12:00 AM

Matchstick Men (2003)

The distinctive thunk-thunk-thunk of Angela's skateboard punctuates his first look at her from behind his smoke-clouded windshield.

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11 Sep 2003 // 12:00 AM

Lost in Translation (2003)

. . . about seeing and not seeing at the same time, a series of incredibly precise, meticulous images of faces and hands and doorframes.

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11 Sep 2003 // 12:00 AM

Cabin Fever (2002)

Little do they know the trauma they will endure, and the complete disintegration it will wreak on their group.

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Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003)

David Spade movies are pathetic by definition.

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4 Sep 2003 // 12:00 AM

The Battle of Shaker Heights (2003)

One minute, it's a bumbling adolescent romance; the next, it's a family melodrama; and at still another, it's a schoolboy caper flick.

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29 Aug 2003 // 12:00 AM

The Italian Job (2003)

As soon as John utters the words 'last job' to his darling girl, his fate (like the film's) is sealed.

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28 Aug 2003 // 12:00 AM

Thirteen (2003)

As the girls have picked up from every cultural sign around them, sex is a route to adulthood, but it's also an ordeal.

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28 Aug 2003 // 12:00 AM

My Boss’s Daughter (2002)

Bring on the vile humor and mindless embarrassment.

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28 Aug 2003 // 12:00 AM

Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003)

The bus breaks down and the adults are one by one grabbed up and whisked into the sky, screaming.

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Black and White in Color (Noirs et blancs en couleur) (1976)

Jean-Jacques Annaud's first, and most eloquent, movie has lost none of its bite since it won the Oscar for Best Foreign Picture 26 years ago.

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24 Aug 2003 // 12:00 AM

Step Into Liquid (2003)

Journeys to locations where less than ideal weather conditions inspire innovation.

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Mondays in the Sun (Los lunes al sol) (2002)

As Mondays in the Sun begins, Santa is finding it increasingly difficult to maintain his sense of humor and optimism.

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24 Aug 2003 // 12:00 AM

The Magdalene Sisters (2002)

Peter Mullan's film both amplifies and flattens these stories, so they are at once sensational and too intimate.

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