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Kicking and Screaming
Sure, its slacker characters incessantly dissect every little thing in circles and circles, harping on the most miniscule details of life and making the same old lame pop-culture references. But Kicking and Screaming rises above other comedies of the mid-Nineties Gen-X genre.

June 21, 2002 Screens Review by Henri Mazza

Never on Sunday

June 7, 2002 Screens Review by Clay Smith

Another State of Mind
Back in 1984, when it was neither profitable, nor especially safe, to be a Mohawk-wearing punk rocker, the tour doc Another State of Mind showed a softer side of hardcore -- the positive, politically conscious one.

April 26, 2002 Screens Review by Mark Fagan

Duck Soup
A sublime, Surrealist comedy from the Marx Brothers, in which Groucho plays the new dictator-for-life of tiny Freedonia who declares war on a whim on neighboring Sylvania.

April 19, 2002 Screens Review by Marc Savlov

Billy Wilder, In Memoriam
Last week saw the passing of Billy Wilder: a caustic wit, a clear-eyed romantic, a biting social observer, a legend of Hollywood's Golden Age.

April 5, 2002 Screens Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Southerner
The Southerner, Jean Renoir's last great film, and the only one to earn him an Academy Award nomination.

March 29, 2002 Screens Review by Shawn Badgley

Loves of a Blonde
Hanu Brejchovou is a marvel as a romantically frustrated factory worker in this Milos Forman film that heralded in the Czech New Wave.

March 22, 2002 Screens Review by Kimberley Jones

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Dame Maggie Smith won an Oscar for her work here as a flinty, flamboyant Scottish schoolmarm who inspires a dangerous hero worship in her young students.

March 8, 2002 Screens Review by Kimberley Jones

It Should Happen to You
Judy Holliday's expertly hilarious It Should Happen to You was created when the idea that someone could be famous for doing absolutely nothing at all was still novel and strange.

March 1, 2002 Screens Review by Clay Smith

Aguirre: The Wrath of God
Herzog's film is an impossible, epic vision of death and despair and hideous beauty in a faraway place, and one of the most visceral depictions of self-manufactured doom ever seen.

Feb. 22, 2002 Screens Review by Marc Savlov

The Magnificent Ambersons
There are hints of a meaty complexity to Welles' The Magnificent Ambersons beyond its doomed-love motif, but the 88-minutes-long film, while striking, is too brief to really explore all that it hints at.

Jan. 18, 2002 Screens Review by Kimberley Jones

Hollywood Boulevard
"If it's a good picture, it's a Miracle!"

Jan. 11, 2002 Screens Review by Jerry Renshaw

The Hobbit
This 1978 animated Rankin & Bass production of Tolkien's The Hobbit works successfully on both a children's and a universal level.

Dec. 28, 2001 Screens Review by Michael Chamy

The Night of the Hunter
1955's The Night of the Hunter stars the terrifying Robert Mitchum as a reverend with an evil-Elvis swagger, complete with knuckles on his right-hand tattooed with "LOVE" and knuckles on his left with "HATE."

Dec. 21, 2001 Screens Review by Shawn Badgley

Lord of the Rings: The Boardgame
Beautifully designed and illustrated, Lord of the Rings: The Boardgame proves challenging without being too difficult to enjoy.

Dec. 14, 2001 Screens Review by Lindsey Simon

BLACK CHRISTMAS (1974)
It's not high art, but Black Christmas is a spare, efficient fright flick.

Dec. 14, 2001 Screens Review

The Simpsons Season One Collector's Editon DVD Box Set

Dec. 7, 2001 Screens Review by Belinda Acosta

How to Get Ahead in Advertising
Occasionally a bit preachy with its critique of advertising or the Eighties commodity mindset, How to Get Ahead in Advertising is a still-relevant satire about an ad man who sprouts a talking zit on his shoulder.

Dec. 7, 2001 Screens Review by Jennie Kennedy

Shag: The Movie
Set in the summer of 1963, this coming-of-age film about four Southern girls is nothing less than enchanting.

Nov. 16, 2001 Screens Review by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Sammy and Rosie Get Laid
Controversial writer Hanif Kureishi teams up again with director Stephen Frears for Sammy and Rosie Get Laid, a vibrant and uneven portrait of a Thatcher-era progressive relationship in perpetual crisis.

Nov. 9, 2001 Screens Review by Will Robinson Sheff

Blood: The Last Vampire

Nov. 9, 2001 Screens Review by Jason Henderson

The Drunken Driver Has the Right of Way: Poems

Nov. 2, 2001 Screens Review by Shawn Badgley

Paris vu Par ... (Six in Paris)
Paris vu Par ... (Six in Paris)

Nov. 2, 2001 Screens Review by Shawn Badgley

The Fall of the House of Usher
By far the best of Roger Corman's Poe-inspired films, The Fall of the House of Usher takes the author's gloriously claustrophobic tale of mad Roderick Usher and his undead sister Madeline and fleshes it out into some sort of minor drive-in masterpiece.

Oct. 26, 2001 Screens Review by Marc Savlov

The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror
Far more readable than the majority of critical studies of pop-culture grue, David Skal's The Monster Show is a landmark work and nearly as entertaining as that dead clown underneath your bed.

Oct. 26, 2001 Screens Review by Marc Savlov

Emperor: Battle for Dune

Sept. 28, 2001 Screens Review by Brian Blouch

The Yards
The Yards works well as an homage to Mean Streets-era Seventies crime movies, but the film's maddening problems with pace and dialogue make it a less enjoyable viewing experience than it could be.

Aug. 31, 2001 Screens Review

Road to Nashville
Road to Nashville is a wonderful snapshot of what Nashville was like in the years before all the Shania Twains and Tim McGraws of the world took things over.

Aug. 31, 2001 Screens Review by Jerry Renshaw

Butterfield 8
When Liz is good, she's very, very good, but when she's bad, she gives it all she's got.

Aug. 24, 2001 Screens Review by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Black Widow
Debra Winger plays a federal agent on the tail of a chameleon-like young woman (Theresa Russell) who marries wealthy men and then kills them.

Aug. 24, 2001 Screens Review by Stephen MacMillan Moser

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