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Town and Country (2001)

In case you're still looking for an effective pro-gun control message, this is it, and from Mr. NRA President himself.


The Tao of Steve (2000)

As Dex's juvenile philosophy alone amply demonstrates, where their dicks are involved, guys really aren't that smart.


3000 Miles to Graceland (2001)

Even the magnetic Ice T -- who has about three minutes on screen as a super-sneery mercenary and who has notoriously bad taste when it comes to picking scripts -- looks like he's made an unusually bad decision with '3000 Miles to Graceland'.


Tilsammans (Together) (2000)

['Together''s peaceniks] have as little use for Marx as they have for Coke (although these vegetarians are not above eating the occasional hot dog).


Turn It Up (2000)

Brooklyn-born Diamond (third Fugee Pras) is midway through cutting a record, which, the movie wants you to think, is off the proverbial hook.


Titanic Town (1998)

The most important questions are framed as the contradictions facing the characters, not the rights and wrongs of any cause, thanks in part to the filmmaking team's attention to irony and nuance.


Tre Fratelli (Three Brothers) (1981/2001)

Tre Fratelli serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of cherishing every moment we have on this earth.


Trixie (2000)

The protagonist of every classic thriller is, in some way or another, a Holy Fool. From the Scarlet Pimpernel’s foppish banter to Pete Decker’


This Is Spinal Tap (1984/2000)

Sixteen years ago, a young filmmaker named Marti DiBergi set out to capture, in his words, 'the sights, the sounds, and the smells' of a workhorse British rock band named Spinal Tap.


Toy Story 2 (1999)

Near the end of the film The Matrix, Neo (Keanu Reeves) begins to understand his own power. When he realizes that everything he is seeing is a computer program, the payoff shot for this knowledge shows the screen filled with the 1s and 0s which make up the objects and people previously seen. The shot is stunning, and lays bare not only the program within the film's narrative universe, but also the computer work necessary to create the effects in The Matrix.


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.


Surf School (2006)

It's as though Silverman asked a group of 13-year-olds to describe a 'hippie' and then created the aging flower children based on their answers.


Space Cowboys (2000)

The aging Clint Eastwood may act like a cantankerous old coot, but everyone knows that he’s still the great American Hero, fiercely loyal, exceedingly


The 6th Day (2000)

Two Arnolds are too much by anyone’s count. I confess that just the thought of seeing Himself act with Hisotherself is enough to make


The Score (2001)

...it's boy-movie-making 101, a very traditional plot point indeed.


Scary Movie (2000)

A pretty high school student, knowing the killer is close to breaking through her bedroom door, calls 911 on her PC. Her eyes wide and her


Sunshine (1999)

The theme of assimilation as survival strategy has certainly been covered in movies before, from young Jew Salomon Perel joining the Nazi youth in Europa


Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979/2001)

Ambitious, strange, and grand. Nice to have you back, Captain (or rather, Admiral) Kirk.


The Stunt Man (1980/2001)

No matter how many times one watches ['The Stunt Man', it maintains] a kind of kamikaze bravado.


Series 7: The Contenders (2001)

Of the many disturbing scenes in Series 7: The Contenders, perhaps the most disturbing concerns a perky blond 18-year-old named Lindsay (Merritt Wever). She’s been


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