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The Chess Player (Le Joueur d’echecs) (1927)

The plot and scope of The Chess Player are sprawling, as is the running time of 140 minutes, but the film is as engrossing a spectacle as one will see.

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26 Jun 2003 // 12:00 AM

28 Days Later (2002)

Restless, irksome, strange: there's not much downtime in Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later.

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26 Jun 2003 // 12:00 AM

The Hard Word (2002)

Cue sign of suspicion, that is, the frame lingers on Dale's dour face through car window.

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26 Jun 2003 // 12:00 AM

The Eye (2003)

The influence of blood kin and the customs of religion act as a fulcrum to balance the influence of the supernatural.

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Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003)

Madison Lee draws so near to Nat that she seems ready to lick the younger Angel's pretty, smile-plastered face.

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19 Jun 2003 // 12:00 AM

Whale Rider (2002)

Eleven-year-old Pai is wholly engaging and elegant, on her own terms.

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The Man on the Train (L’Homme du train) (2003)

Achieves yet another consummation of intellectual France's romance with American popular culture.

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19 Jun 2003 // 12:00 AM

The Hulk (2003)

In Hulk, the comic books' critique of institutional authority and the way U.S. culture perceives and deals with difference is evacuated.

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19 Jun 2003 // 12:00 AM

The Heart of Me (2002)

Love is a many splendored thing. Unless, of course, it tears through your life like a cluster bomb.

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19 Jun 2003 // 12:00 AM

Hollywood Homicide (2003)

Short version: Joe's hardheaded and eats cheeseburgers, K.C.'s into fluidity and bean sprouts.

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Capturing the Friedmans (2002)

The film bravely turns in on itself resolving nothing, and capturing less.

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19 Jun 2003 // 12:00 AM

Alex & Emma (2003)

It is Alex's fantasy into which the film and Emma's seeming interests devolve.

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9 Jun 2003 // 12:00 AM

Jubilee (1978)

It's cagier than this simplistic 'resist the system' message suggests.

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6 Jun 2003 // 12:00 AM

Wrong Turn (2003)

You keep expecting the monster to pop up and git her, and by gum, it does.

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6 Jun 2003 // 12:00 AM

2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

Tyrese brings appropriate rage, outstanding musculature, and welcome comedy to the proceedings.

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L’Auberge Espagnole (2002)

Celebrates rather than laments the loss of fixed identities.

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Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns) (2003)

Flansburgh and Linnell's chemistry gives the impression that almost anyone could capture them at their best.

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6 Jun 2003 // 12:00 AM

Garmento (2003)

Is anyone really shocked to find out that Calvin Klein-level designers are fey, waffling, deluded egomaniacs that willingly surround themselves with babysitting sycophants?"

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6 Jun 2003 // 12:00 AM

Blue Car (2003)

High schooler Meg (Agnes Bruckner) has good reasons to be angry.

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2 Jun 2003 // 12:00 AM

Tess of the D’Urbervilles (1998)

Call it destiny or bad luck: things don't work out for Tess.

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