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  • Jan 22-28, 2003
  • Vol. 23, No. 15

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  • National Security

    In this ironic slapstick version of producer Joel Silver’s testosterone-fueled burlesque show, the salt-and-pepper action buddy flick (think Lethal Weapon), doofus Martin Lawrence and stooge Steve Zahn stand in as security guard versions of Murtaugh and Riggs.
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  • Russian Ark

    Russian director Alexander Sokurov’s film consisting of a single 96-minute take is both impressive and puzzling. With more than seven months of preparation and more than 800 actors and extras employed, it’s a technical marvel. But the feeling of missing the point is a recurring concern.
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  • Kangaroo Jack

    Unfortunately for Kangaroo Jack, Christopher Walken and the kangaroo get a fairly equal amount of screen time, which is to say not much at all. And although David McNally directs it in a trendy slo-mo/fast-mo/thumping sound track style, his movie remains both boring and ridiculous.
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  • Andrei Rublev

    Now Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky’s second feature film (1966) can be seen intact and restored in all its black-and-white dreamlike glory. Ostensibly a bio-pic of the 15th century monk and icon painter, it's a case where the word "visionary" isn't hyperbolic. This is essential viewing.
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  • The Way Home

    In Jeong-Hyang Lee’s ode to unconditional love and compassion, 7-year-old Sang-Woo is bused by his mother out into the rural countryside to stay with his grandmother whom he's never met. Not until he finally feels a little pain on his own can he begin to understand the great sacrifices his imperturbable grandmother makes for him.
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  • Her mind, their selves

    Stephen Daldry's film intertwines the lives of three women in a construction that fuses all three stories into one momentous thrust. The Hours demonstrates how the thoughts and actions of one tragic artist can send an emotional ripple through time and space — with Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore and Meryl Streep.
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