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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The Skulls (2000)

There is creative genius behind The Skulls. Someone, somehow, managed to pull together a pretty intriguing trailer for this thriller.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Snatch (2001)

Snatch is all about attitude and style. And guys, lots of guys. Aggressive and jumpy, packed with brutish hooligans and feckless crooks, it’s a

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Scream 3 (2000)

The Scream series has always been about movies. But unlike most movies, the Scream movies have always been smarter than commentaries about it, and in particular, smarter than the commentaries about its commentaries on movies.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Storytelling (2001)

In 'Storytelling', when Vi exclaims that her story 'really happened,' her professor observes, 'Once you start writing, it all becomes fiction.'"

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Say It Isn’t So (2001)

The most annoying aspects of 'Say It Isn't So' have to do with its uneven tone, part ironic, wise-cracking condescension and part clueless, mean-spirited condescension.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Shrek (2001)

hy would anyone want to play a talking donkey? We might suppose that doing voices for an animated movie is less stressful than acting in live-action pictures, that actors are well-compensated, or that doing a movie 'kids can see' is appealing to many movie stars.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Swordfish (2001)

Intrigue, deception, display, betrayal. All this is what it is, typical action flick sex-play, foreplay for the big explosion or something equally prosaic.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Something Wild (1986/2001)

PULL.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Shrek (2001)

No longer are epic adventures the province of fair maidens and proud knights. According to 'Shrek', everyone is deserving of fair treatment and true love. Even a dragon and a talking donkey.

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The St. Francisville Experiment (2000)

'The St. Francisville Experiment' is 'Blair Witch' meets 'The Haunting' (the terrible 1999 remake) meets 'Survivor' meets bad porno.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Startup.com (2001)

The office is burglarized and specific hard drives are missing -- sabotage or coincidence? Is it possible to be paranoid in a business where the stakes are so high and the egos so large?"

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Space Cowboys (2000)

Clint Eastwood, I guess, will always see himself as the ultimate icon of masculinity for his generation. The young Eastwood saved the Western film genre

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Show Me Love (1999)

Teen romances are a dime a dozen in the U.S. They tend to focus on themes like alienation, individuality, and rebellion against parents, society,

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

State Property (2002)

PULL.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Someone Like You (2001)

'Someone Like You''s press kit describes Eddie and Jane as a 'Hepburn and Tracy of the modern era', but its undercurrent of painful loss and compulsive grief avoidance is precisely missing from movies like 'Desk Set' and 'Adam's Rib'.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Solomon & Gaenor (1999)

As much as it's being touted as a Welsh Romeo and Juliet, Solomon & Gaenor never quite reaches the level of urgency.

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Steal This Movie! (2000)

There is a moment in the 1990 film Flashback, when fictional hippie fugitive Huey Walker (Dennis Hopper) turns to his FBI captor (Kiefer Sutherland) and says, “

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Ride with the Devil (1999)

Ride with the Devil is essentially two films in one. The first is a story of loyalty - to family, community, and nation - tested in the social and political upheavals of civil war. The second is a story of male bonding and love in a homosocial order, the negotiation of male-male desire, and male domestication, all triangulated and enabled through the body of a woman.

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Riding in Cars With Boys (2001)

In 'Riding in Cars', Barrymore plays to her strengths -- her ability to seem at once disarmingly open, as well as poised, ironic, and above all, delighted to be living her life.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Romeo Must Die (2000)

A car drives through a bridge and dark city streets, passing the freeway sign 'East Bay Bridge, Oakland' on the way. A blasting hip-hop soundtrack accompanies opening film credits in overlapping English and Chinese characters.

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