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2 May 2002 // 12:00 AM

Deuces Wild (2002)

A heavy-handed glob of a movie.

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2 May 2002 // 12:00 AM

Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001)

Stacy Peralta's propulsive [Dogtown and Z-Boys] is at once irreverent and reverential.

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We Are Going to America (1992/2002)

We Are Going to America offers a fragmented and personal interpretation of the immigrants' experiences.

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25 Apr 2002 // 12:00 AM

World Traveler (2001)

World Traveler returns to the 'problem' of Cal's appearance, as several characters... remark on his beauty.

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25 Apr 2002 // 12:00 AM

The Scorpion King (2002)

The Rock is a star, straight up.

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25 Apr 2002 // 12:00 AM

Murderous Maids (2002)

Murderous Maids proffers all the pieces to the case and yet never reveals a pattern.

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Life or Something Like It (2002)

Most regrettably, Lanie's not a crazy chick at all.

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25 Apr 2002 // 12:00 AM

Les Destinées (2000)

As its title suggests, the pall of inevitability hangs over Les Destinées.

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25 Apr 2002 // 12:00 AM

Jason X (2002)

Jason X merely proceeds from one bloody splatter shot to the next.

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25 Apr 2002 // 12:00 AM

The Cat’s Meow (2002)

'The Cat's Meow' insists, you can't go back to the good old days, because they were never so good as you think they were.

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18 Apr 2002 // 12:00 AM

Time Out (2001)

A surpassingly rich and urgent movie about the way we live now.

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18 Apr 2002 // 12:00 AM

The Survivors (2002)

It's not as though 'The Survivors' takes its survivalists seriously.

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18 Apr 2002 // 12:00 AM

Nine Queens (2000)

Nine Queens' class analysis is acute, and narrowly focused on defining the characters.

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18 Apr 2002 // 12:00 AM

Murder by Numbers (2002)

'Murder by Numbers' isn't about solving the case; it's about solving Cassie (Sandra Bullock).

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18 Apr 2002 // 12:00 AM

The Last Waltz (2002)

The Last Waltz still spirits a tingle up the spine.

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11 Apr 2002 // 12:00 AM

The Sweetest Thing (2002)

The Sweetest Thing targets moviegoers who seek out the familiar and formulaic.

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11 Apr 2002 // 12:00 AM

Pauline and Paulette (2002)

It's not every day that you see an older adult with mental disabilities as the star in an internationally distributed film.

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11 Apr 2002 // 12:00 AM

Promises (2002)

When the children speak for themselves, 'Promises' is very powerful.

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National Lampoon’s Van Wilder (2002)

National Lampoon's Van Wilder [is] the latest version of Maxim, the Movie.

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Grey Gardens / Salesman - PopMatters Film Review
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What makes the Maysles' work special lies in how they manage, by focusing so intently on their subjects, to elicit a body of information that the audience is compelled to examine for its possible meaning.

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