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10 Nov 2003 // 12:00 AM

In the Cut (2003)

Their affair proceeds as the steamy-seeming trailers suggest it will, in the interest of promoting Ryan's 'breakout' self-exposure.

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10 Nov 2003 // 12:00 AM

The Human Stain (2003)

All of these circumstances amplify the irony of Silk's tragic downfall, stemming from his own Achilles' heel.

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10 Nov 2003 // 12:00 AM

Elf (2003)

Crass and cunning: 'tis the season.

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10 Nov 2003 // 12:00 AM

Elephant (2003)

While the kids make dates and plans, you know, moment by moment, that catastrophe is imminent.

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10 Nov 2003 // 12:00 AM

Die Mommie Die! (2003)

It is more irritating than it is offensive or even funny.

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23 Oct 2003 // 12:00 AM

Scary Movie 3 (2003)

Just when you thought the Scary Movie franchise had run out of ideas, here it comes again -- looking like it's run out of ideas.

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23 Oct 2003 // 12:00 AM

Radio (2003)

The white father-black son relationship is initiated by the white man's need for redemption.

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23 Oct 2003 // 12:00 AM

Pieces of April (2003)

And April sits in the window frame, hair damp, contemplating the disaster she expects her day to become.

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23 Oct 2003 // 12:00 AM

Carnages (2002)

Carnages' denizens spin into each other's orbits and offer the prospect of communion and regeneration.

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23 Oct 2003 // 12:00 AM

Beyond Borders (2003)

The scene inspires Sarah to do a right thing, that is, leave her comfy urban environs for the deserts of Ethiopia.

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16 Oct 2003 // 12:00 AM

Wonderland (2003)

There's no truth in this true crime, only the fictions that sustain 'Hollywood'.

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16 Oct 2003 // 12:00 AM

Veronica Guerin (2003)

Such moments illustrate Veronica's earnest incentive while undermining her hard work with crazily implausible coincidences.

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

One by one, the kids wander inside the Terrible Place, and all but one can't escape.

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9 Oct 2003 // 12:00 AM

Mystic River (2003)

While the film doesn't elucidate Jimmy's own violent past, it is clear that he hasn't had misgivings until now.

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9 Oct 2003 // 12:00 AM

Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003)

This is a movie about bodies, about what hurts them on screen and in viewing spaces.

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9 Oct 2003 // 12:00 AM

In This World (2002)

Attempting to put a human face on the refugee crisis, Winterbottom puts a premium on legibility.

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9 Oct 2003 // 12:00 AM

Intolerable Cruelty (2003)

The Coen brothers' latest venture is a rat-a-tat romantic comedy of the Preston Sturges persuasion, at least for its first hour or so.

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7 Oct 2003 // 12:00 AM

The Italian Job (1969)

'Michael [Caine] at that time, did not drive a car. He could just about manage the idea of pulling up at three miles an hour.'"

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2 Oct 2003 // 12:00 AM

The School of Rock (2003)

A welcome reminder that studio comedies need not be shoddy, dumbed down, vulgar, and impersonal, the movie is unimaginable without Jack Black.

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2 Oct 2003 // 12:00 AM

Out of Time (2003)

The fact that Matt is a black man only makes these several lines of pursuit more complicated and more resonant.

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