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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
3/4
The movie's ripe, enrapturing beauty will tempt those willing to probe its inscrutable mysteries.
Posted May 28, 2003
2
3.5/4
Spider (2002)

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Posted May 28, 2003
3
3/4
Intacto (2002)
Fresnadillo has something serious to say about the ways in which extravagant chance can distort our perspective and throw us off the path of good sense.
Posted May 28, 2003
4
4/4
Stevie (2003)

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Posted May 28, 2003
5
2/4

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Posted May 28, 2003
6
3/4
XX/XY (2003)
Ruffalo continues to be one of the most intriguing actors of his generation.
Posted May 28, 2003
7
3/4
Roger Dodger (2002)

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Posted May 28, 2003
8
3/4

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Posted May 28, 2003
9
2.5/4
Paid in Full (2002)

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Posted May 28, 2003
10
3/4
Love Liza (2002)

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Posted May 28, 2003
11
3.5/4
Mike Leigh goes spelunking in search of the English soul, finds gold.
Posted May 28, 2003
12
3/4
Real, sweet and often really sweet.
Posted May 28, 2003
13
3/4
Very smart, if way too long.
Posted May 28, 2003
14
2/4
Content to merely serve as a cluttered, heart-shaped scrapbook, missing many more stories than it bothers to include.
Posted May 28, 2003
15
3/4

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Posted May 28, 2003
16
2.5/4

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Posted May 28, 2003
17
2/4
Assassination Tango runs aground with an accumulation of small illogicalities.
Posted May 28, 2003
18
3.5/4

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Posted May 28, 2003
19
3.5/4
Stone Reader (2003)
Enormously affectionate, gloriously self-indulgent and unhesitatingly heroic in its championing of good books.
Posted May 28, 2003
20
3.5/4
Both a documentary and, for all intents and purposes, the last testament of a generation's tragic folly.
Posted May 28, 2003
21
2/4
The movie's post-grunge Portland, Ore., quartet is almost laughably cliched -- which seems in direct opposition to the anti-authoritarian attitude of the movie.
Posted May 28, 2003
22
3/4

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Posted May 28, 2003
23
2/4
Extreme Ops (2002)
An acceptably mindless sanctuary from the annual December attack of important movies duking it out for Oscar glory.
Posted May 28, 2003
24
2/4
Amen (2003)
Costa-Gavras' political thrillers used to jab and thrust with lethal efficiency. This one just pounds against a heavy bag, huffing and puffing all the way.
Posted May 28, 2003
25
4/4
Love & Diane (2002)
A velvet-swaddled, iron-fisted documentary that will set standards of vérité filmmaking for years to come.
Posted May 28, 2003
26
3/4
25th Hour (2003)

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Posted May 28, 2003
27
3/4
Beckham is so earnestly yearning it packs an emotional impact far greater than the sum of its parts.
Posted May 28, 2003
28
2.5/4
At the end of the day, Carrey is far more palatable and sincere under a devil's mask than a cardboard halo.
Posted May 23, 2003
29
3/4
Gigantic (2002)
As incessantly clever and coyly ironic as its subject's music.
Posted May 22, 2003
30
3.5/4
Respiro (2003)
A shimmering, mystical beauty emanates from every frame of Emanuele Crialese's Respiro.
Posted May 22, 2003
31
.5/4
The In-Laws (2003)
Watching The In-Laws is like listening to a drawn-out, gruesomely inappropriate toast made at a posh wedding reception by a dissolute best man.
Posted May 22, 2003
32
1.5/4
Both leads bounce and bubble. But they seem too often to be playing at being 1960s archetypes instead of rendering characters.
Posted May 16, 2003
33
3.5/4
The film snaps, crackles and pops with visual ingenuity.
Posted May 15, 2003
34
3/4
A film of a neo-classical design, embellished by director Baltasar Kormakur's blackly comedic inclinations.
Posted May 15, 2003
35
2/4
Grown-ups may have to scrub the sugar from their frontal lobes. But it's not about them, is it? Never was. Never will be.
Posted May 15, 2003
36
3/4
One more feather in the proudly proletarian cap of Ken Loach.
Posted May 15, 2003
37
2.5/4
Much-anticipated sequel to The Matrix is both phenomenally talky and loaded with action and effects. How can this be? It's long.
Posted May 14, 2003
38
4/4
Maddin, whose gift for gothic ornamentation couldn't have a better showcase, takes a hysterical tale and just makes it more so.
Posted May 14, 2003
39
3/4
Story is less than revelatory, but the filmmaking is energetic and convincing.
Posted May 9, 2003
40
2.5/4
[An] acrid chamber piece.
Posted May 8, 2003
41
1.5/4
Those wishing to contribute to the ongoing prosperity of a shamefully wasted natural resource will find a mortified movie badly in need of potty training and a star who has attained the American Dream of doing the least work for the most amount of money.
Posted May 8, 2003
42
2.5/4
Blue Car (2003)
Intimate, honest, if occasionally contrived.
Posted May 1, 2003
43
3/4
Javier Bardem is terrific, as usual, in a film that hovers between genres, albeit with considerable grace.
Posted May 1, 2003
44
2.5/4
Richard Kwietniowski's deliberately paced film attempts to externalize the very internalized agony of gambling addiction. The results are only partially successful, depending much on your propensity for watching Philip Seymour Hoffman perspire.
Posted May 1, 2003
45
2/4
As with most big-screen transfigurations of small-screen fare, Lizzie the movie inflates the franchise to the point where even the whimsical charms of Lizzie the TV series seem bloated.
Posted May 1, 2003
46
3/4
Manic (2003)
The young cast throw themselves (quite literally) into their demanding assignments with vigor.
Posted Apr 25, 2003
47
3/4
Often very funny and poignant.
Posted Apr 25, 2003
48
2.5/4
Onmyoji (2001)
Crazier than a rat in a can, but certainly fun.
Posted Apr 25, 2003
49
3.5/4
Al Pacino gives a career-crowning performance under Dan Algrant's perceptive direction.
Posted Apr 25, 2003
50
1.5/4
High shtick content: Enter these waters at your own risk.
Posted Apr 25, 2003