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'Heart of Midnight' Burns Slowly With Sex and Trauma

Vampishly smug and broodingly perverse, Heart of Midnight explores everything from childhood sexual trauma, post-'70s feminism, and Euro-trash horror.

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Commune

Commune's most irritating habit is to render quaint the complicated elements of the commune’s history, while leaving the most dramatic issues unexplored.

Michael Buening
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Strange Culture

Strange Culture presents Kurtz's bizarre legal and political predicament within layers of context, having to do with fears of terrorism and art, the Patriot Act and U.S. prosecutorial zealousness.

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The Inside

It's hard not to hope that The Inside will be a replacement for Buffy, especially since creator Tim Minear is connected to the Buffyverse.

Mary Colgan
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The 4400: The Complete First Season

The 4400 intimates that most of the returnees' integration problems boil down to fear approximating a post-9/11 'dread of difference'.

Marco Lanzagorta
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The Hebrew Hammer (2003)

The Hammer remains confused and conflicted, almost apologetic for who he is.

Kevin Jagernauth
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Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election (2003)

Under these conditions, the film suggests, another Florida is not only likely, but probable.

Jennifer D. Wesley
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Northfork (2003)

Challenges U.S. myths of enduring national identity, corporate good will, and westward-ho expansions.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Femme Fatale (2002)

Rebecca Romijn-Stamos' central function is looking great and so, confounding various men around her.

Cynthia Fuchs
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E.T. the Extraterrestrial (1982/2002)

The rerelease of 'E.T.' raises questions that underscore the difference between the Reagan-Bush years and the years of Bush Jr. and Dick Cheney.

Mike Ward
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A Walk to Remember (2002)

PULL.

Cynthia Fuchs

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