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13 Jun 2002 // 1:00 AM

Sade (2000)

The Marquis de Sade, dedicated family man.

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13 Jun 2002 // 1:00 AM

Scooby Doo (2002)

The main problem here is the script, or the lack thereof.

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13 Jun 2002 // 1:00 AM

The Bourne Identity (2002)

The CIA here is an intensely low-down, sinister, and duplicitous organization.

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6 Jun 2002 // 1:00 AM

Tart (2001)

Tart is another in a long line of unoriginal attempts to explore one girl's desire to fit in.

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6 Jun 2002 // 1:00 AM

Keep Your Right Up! (Soigne Ta Droite!) (1987/2002)

concerned with asserting the significance of art in a world that isn't interested in art.

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6 Jun 2002 // 1:00 AM

Bad Company (2002)

PULL.

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31 May 2002 // 1:00 AM

Undercover Brother (2002)

Peppered with Chappellian hilarities (and the man can riff), it is more like Austin Powers than a hard-hitting satire, minus Mike Meyers' mania, plus Lee's deft direction and Griffin's own brand of energy.

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Late Marriage (Hatouna Mehuheret) (2001)

A new comedy from Israel, could be funnier in a lot of ways, and more serious in others.

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Profit and Nothing But! / A Grin Without a Cat / Diamonds and Rust - PopMatters Film Review
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At their best, documentaries can offer revelatory vistas of neglected worlds. These films offer singular perspectives -- they make journalism and artistic expression seem inextricable.

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31 May 2002 // 1:00 AM

CQ (2001)

The subject of CQ is Paul, artist, coffee-drinker, American in Paris.

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30 May 2002 // 1:00 AM

The Sum of All Fears (2002)

Tom Clancy's novels and the movies they spawn have never had much truck with credibility.

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30 May 2002 // 1:00 AM

Bartleby (2001)

[The office] is a penitentiary for the non-criminal, and a continually witty and dry visual joke.

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Astro Boy New Adventures (Shin Tetsuwan Atom) - Volume 1 - PopMatters Film Review
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I'm about to argue the cultural significance of a cartoon about a robot boy with machine-guns in his butt-cheeks.

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Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

So in a post-September 11th world replete with conflicts from Afghanistan to continuous Palestinian-Israeli disputes, the lines between good and evil often seem blurry, and the cut-and-dry antics of galactic warriors instill a sense of hope, a realization of what morality should be. Who would've thought that the likes of Yoda, Obi Wan Kenobi and Chewbacca would serve as heroes for a celluloid generation whose sense of a world order would become crystal clear as a result of a few fictional characters?"

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23 May 2002 // 1:00 AM

Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (2002)

Director Shohei Imamura might be Japanese cinema's answer to Tom Waits.

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23 May 2002 // 1:00 AM

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron is about preserving rugged individualism and protecting the homeland.

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23 May 2002 // 1:00 AM

Lagaan (2001)

The most remarkable aspect of Lagaan is its triumphant righting of historical wrongs.

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23 May 2002 // 1:00 AM

Insomnia (2002)

The sun doesn't go down in Insomnia.

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23 May 2002 // 1:00 AM

Enough (2002)

J-Lo rocks combat boots.

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