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3 Apr 2003 // 1:00 AM

A Man Apart (2002)

It's sad that the wife is dead, of course. More painful is the death scene per se, as Vin Diesel has to play something approximating tragedy.

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3 Apr 2003 // 1:00 AM

Assassination Tango (2003)

Even the most generous viewer is hit by the absence of rationales, however bizarre or slender, for the film's plot turns.

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3 Apr 2003 // 1:00 AM

All the Real Girls (2002)

Paul has the sort of confidence that afflicts good-looking boys used to getting what he wants.

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28 Mar 2003 // 1:00 AM

Nowhere in Africa (Nirgendwo in Afrika) (2003)

Despite Walter's early warnings, Jettel does not expect Kenya to be all that different from Frankfurt and is therefore profoundly unsettled when she arrives.

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28 Mar 2003 // 1:00 AM

Head of State (2003)

As crossover-dreamy as it is, Head of State may just grant him enough industry clout to drag it - the industry -- along with him.

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28 Mar 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Core (2003)

Settles quickly into the most mundane of plot and character developments.

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28 Mar 2003 // 1:00 AM

Basic (2003)

As its title suggests, John McTiernan's new action-thriller, 'Basic' is not very new.

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25 Mar 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Guyver—Bio-Booster Armor, Vols. 1 & 2 (1989/1991)

There is a kind of biological dread at work in this ambivalence, a fear of viral contamination and uncontrollable, anarchic cellular proliferation.

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20 Mar 2003 // 1:00 AM

View From the Top (2003)

View From the Top's Donna (Gwyneth Paltrow) and her boyfriend (Mark Ruffalo) are certainly nice, but not interesting enough to rescue a plot this stale.

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20 Mar 2003 // 1:00 AM

Morvern Callar (2002)

Morvern is a puzzle the film picks at but never quite solves, the focus of its probing but also respectful attention.

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20 Mar 2003 // 1:00 AM

Dreamcatcher (2003)

One thing you can say about 'Dreamcatcher': you can't really say one thing about it.

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20 Mar 2003 // 1:00 AM

Bend It Like Beckham (2002)

The girls in 'Bend It Like Beckham' have grown up crossing cultural borders on a daily basis, and see such negotiations as nothing special.

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13 Mar 2003 // 1:00 AM

Willard (2003)

Crispin Glover is Willard's best special effect.

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Open Hearts (Elsker Dig For Evigt) (2002)

Distinguishes itself with its fondness for its characters -- hardly a trademark of the Dogme movement.

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13 Mar 2003 // 1:00 AM

Irréversible (2002)

Gaspar Noé's Irréversible comes at you hard.

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13 Mar 2003 // 1:00 AM

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (À la folie… pas du tout) (2002)

Audrey Tautou floats through 'He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not' in a world of her own, embodying a kind of chill that serves the film well.

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13 Mar 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Hunted (2003)

Benicio Del Toro looks appropriately haunted in The Hunted.

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13 Mar 2003 // 1:00 AM

Bolivia (2001)

Adrián Caetano uses a lack of financing to his benefit; he keeps his camera on the action, and he keeps the action moving.

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13 Mar 2003 // 1:00 AM

Agent Cody Banks (2003)

Cody Banks' first assignment is to 'get close' to a popular girl whose scientist father is involved with a nanotechnology-based plot to, like, destroy the world and stuff.

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8 Mar 2003 // 1:00 AM

Tears of the Sun (2003)

To its credit, Tears of the Sun's action here is somber rather than thrilling; you can root for the SEALs, but the toll on them is visible.

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