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  • Jun 11-17, 2003
  • Vol. 23, No. 35

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  • City of Ghosts

    Actor Matt Dillon's directorial debut is decent B-movie pulp wrapped up in a pretentious package. There's not much going on beneath the old-fashioned thieves-falling-out plot and it all could have benefited from an old b-movie virtue, namely tightness – with James Caan and Gerard Depardieu.
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  • 2 Fast 2 Furious

    The Fast and the Furious, while not exactly a work of art, was at least artful in its entertainment – good times with great action and unbelievable rides. 2 Fast 2 Furious straddles the line between good bad movie and bad bad movie for a short while, but that isn’t enough.
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  • Man on the Train

    Directed by Patrice Leconte, this is the story of two men of seemingly opposite personalities who meet at a point in their lives when they're both ready for a change and who see in each other an attractive approach to living that has so far eluded them – with Johnny Hallyday and Jean Rochefort.
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  • Together

    China has long been known as a breeding ground for musical prodigies, a fact that Chen Kaige takes as the basis for his movie that explores the bond between a motherless violin phenom and his instrument (and more importantly his father), with an eye on adolescence and a sonata’s worth of schmaltz.
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