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Part 5: Toy Story 2 to Titus (November - December 1999)

On this final day of PopMatters' 1999 overview, awards season hype gives way to pure acting prowess and definitive directorial flair.

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Kidnapped

Rather than manipulate our established fears by way of the threat to personal security, this show asks us to examine what makes us individuals in the first place.

Daynah Burnett
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Domino: New Line Platinum Series (2005)

Domino maps mythology, not as a means to heroic or sympathetic characters, and certainly not to narrative resolution.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Domino (2005)

Imagine Mallory Knox as her own reality tv show star, less inclined to take up with the absolutely wrong man, and able to handle her mascara like a pro.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Sahara (2005)

Then they get to the Dirk part, that is, their much-considered intentions for their hero, their plans to create the 'dynamic of Dirk'.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Gone in 60 Seconds: Director's Cut (2000)

The trailer for Gone is a particularly unpretentious distillation of the film's key elements.

Jesse Hassenger
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Sahara (2005)

No surprise, all these plots -- whether engineered by villains or heroes -- rehearse imperial fantasies at the expense of African tribespeople.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Get Shorty (Special Edition) (1995)

Sonnenfeld keeps all of this under two hours by cutting the movie at a dazzling clip. The film moves like Travolta, quickly and with style.

Jesse Hassenger
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The Core (2003)

While the film probably can't be recuperated, Jon Amiel's commentary on the DVD works some wonders of its own.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Core (2003)

Settles quickly into the most mundane of plot and character developments.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Heist (2001)

[David Mamet's] language, severe and spare, actually sounds quite human comin

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The One (2001)

PULL.

Cynthia Fuchs

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