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It's easy to understand Demme's fascination with and dedication to Dominique: he's a brilliant storyteller and relentless optimist.
Posted Apr 23, 2004
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Man on Fire (2004)
That Creasy finds his motivation in the exploitation of American white girls by dark-skinned enemies is a complication this movie can't begin to outline.
Posted Apr 23, 2004
3
Where the adults are consistently inept, ignorant, or dishonest, the kids are canny entrepreneurs.
Posted Apr 8, 2004
4
Solange's costumes are fashionably skimpy and her cell phone seems attached to her face.
Posted Apr 8, 2004
5
Walking Tall (2004)
A savvy media star and self-incorporating product, The Rock embodies our own cynical moment, when the show is what matters.
Posted Apr 2, 2004
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Pearl's own experience is lost inside The United States of Leland. And Pearl's story, in fact, seems the more original.
Posted Apr 2, 2004
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Hellboy (2004)
The latest hero for our time is red.
Posted Apr 2, 2004
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In this first sequence in Monsieur Ibrahim, Moses appears a typical teenaged boy, trying out his masculine prerogative and simultaneously unsure of what he wants.
Posted Mar 26, 2004
9
It's hardly ever a good idea to remake a beloved movie.
Posted Mar 26, 2004
10
Jersey Girl (2004)
The new Ben Affleck movie is less a movie than a chance for him to redeem himself for all those tabloid photos.
Posted Mar 26, 2004
11
This problem of truth -- how it might be defined, known, or told -- underlies most all of Mel Gibson's film.
Posted Mar 23, 2004
12
Taking Lives (2004)
Like so many brilliant detectives before her, this FBI investigator is aggressive and intuitive, prone to odd behavior and arrogance.
Posted Mar 23, 2004
13
As much about the culture that produces and fears, consumes and condemns, an Aileen Wuornos as it is about Aileen Wuornos.
Posted Mar 23, 2004
14
Aptly reflects Joel's spastically sensible perspective.
Posted Mar 23, 2004
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Complicated by the ways that race, masculinity, and media shape expectations and possibilities in the boxing world.
Posted Mar 23, 2004
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Decidedly unspecial.
Posted Feb 13, 2004
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The movie is overwhelmed by an odd mix of formula, stereotypes, and inconsistency.
Posted Feb 13, 2004
20
4.5/5
Brakhage was a dyed-in-the-wool advocate of the use of film for other than narrative purposes, and the body of work he left behind is the real thing: true-blue experiment.
Posted Feb 11, 2004
21
The multiple fragmentations here are increasingly profound, as the movie intelligently compromises usual distinctions between fact and fiction, memory and fantasy, subject and object, even, to an extent, space and time.
Posted Jan 23, 2004
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Big Fish (2003)
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Call it a convincing argument for separation of book and film.
Posted Jan 9, 2004
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Paycheck (2003)
Paycheck doesn't even attend to its own internal sense: If the future changes moment by moment, then how can Michael possibly anticipate it?
Posted Jan 9, 2004
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The brevity of each of these incidents is a function of the film's structure, but it also creates a sense of perpetual dislocation.
Posted Jan 9, 2004
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21 Grams (2003)
As 21 Grams has it, the most difficult aspect of "going on" is the lie that must propel it.
Posted Dec 15, 2003
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Bad Santa (2003)
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Honey (2003)
The film remains watchable in the ways that delightful musicals tend to be...
Posted Dec 5, 2003
33
A strangely flattened adventure story.
Posted Dec 5, 2003
34
Its understanding of the complexities of the Glass case is sharp.
Posted Dec 5, 2003
35
My Life Without Me thematizes the perennial problem of identifying with characters.
Posted Dec 5, 2003
36
Cool World (1992)
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In America (2003)
As lovely and inspired as so much of the film remains -- the delicate camcorder images, the girls' perfect performances -- In America is troubled and limited by against the specter of race in America.
Posted Dec 5, 2003
40
Elf (2003)
Such comedy is strained, to say the least; even Ferrell's usual hilarity -- so fearless, so physical -- is constrained by this overpowering sweetness theme.
Posted Dec 5, 2003
41
Timeline (2003)
All the zoiksy illogic and spinning plot points give Timeline a strange energy.
Posted Dec 5, 2003
42
Just in time for Thanksgiving: the Paris Hilton movie.
Posted Dec 5, 2003
43
Rudy (1993)
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A piece of noisy fluff.
Posted Nov 5, 2003
46
With fewer sensational confrontations, The Embalmer is a major work. As it stands, it signals the emergence of an exceptional filmmaker.
Posted Nov 5, 2003
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Underworld (2003)
For all its poor pacing and chopped up editing, Underworld does have something on its mind besides matching up its throbbing rock soundtrack to slow-motioned action sequences.
Posted Nov 1, 2003
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Targets (1968)
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