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15 Aug 2002 // 1:00 AM

Blue Crush (2002)

Big fat super-popular boy power movies don't rely on plot, so it probably makes sense that this pulse-pounding girl power movie doesn't either (and like most boy movies, this one is about a stunningly beautiful white protagonist surrounded by a multi-culti crew).

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9 Aug 2002 // 1:00 AM

XXX (2002)

Xander is a bad ass with a heart of gold.

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9 Aug 2002 // 1:00 AM

24 Hour Party People (2001)

Tony Wilson lived for the explosive moment.

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Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002)

Juni and Carmen's perspective, part convincingly ingenuous and part movie-kid calculated, organizes the film's general view of things.

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9 Aug 2002 // 1:00 AM

The Good Girl (2002)

Into Justine's black hole of a routine walks Holden glowering, self-consciously poetic, urgent.

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Contract Killer (Sat sau ji wong) (1998)

A diluted reissue of Tung Wai's Hitman.

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9 Aug 2002 // 1:00 AM

Blood Work (2002)

PULL.

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1 Aug 2002 // 1:00 AM

Signs (2002)

PULL.

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1 Aug 2002 // 1:00 AM

Me Without You (2001)

Me Without You is a disquieting and stunningly accurate depiction of female friendship.

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1 Aug 2002 // 1:00 AM

Full Frontal (2002)

This self-satisfaction makes Full Frontal's gears grind.

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1 Aug 2002 // 1:00 AM

Elling (2001)

Elling doesn't pretend to be more than it is, permitting no great epiphanies and no big-hug endings.

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1 Aug 2002 // 1:00 AM

Cuba (1979/2002)

The idea that an individual, like Robin Hood, could stand up for the rights of the oppressed comes across as a pleasant fantasy, worthy of song and legend, but devoid of the means to stand up against state power.

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25 Jul 2002 // 1:00 AM

Tadpole (2002)

In assuming Oscar's perspective, the film makes out like everyone is as smitten with him as he is.

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25 Jul 2002 // 1:00 AM

Sex and Lucía (2002)

A film that assembles layers of truth and untruth, faith and distrust, as characters struggle to make sense of the worlds they make and resist.

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Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

The so-called postmodern self-references of the previous Austin Powers films here become epidemic, though more is not exactly better. It's just more. And it is repetitive.

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18 Jul 2002 // 1:00 AM

Sunshine State (2002)

Its attention to intricate sociopolitical tensions, Sunshine State, recalls Sayles' previous work.

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18 Jul 2002 // 1:00 AM

Stuart Little 2 (2002)

With all the incessant action, 'SL2' feels like it's trying to be bigger than it is.

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18 Jul 2002 // 1:00 AM

Lovely & Amazing (2002)

Even as the girls in Holofcener's world have their own problems, they provide acutely recognizable reflections.

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18 Jul 2002 // 1:00 AM

K-19 (2002)

For all its efforts to offer other views, 'K-19' is an all too average U.S. war movie.

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Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

Busta out-acts and out-spectacularizes Tyra Banks.

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