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The Quiet American

By 11.25.02

Michael Caine is tired and old, and so is the anti-American moral equivalence that informs this ham-fisted adaptation of the Graham Greene novel.

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By 11.18.02

Atom Egoyan’s curiously unemotional re-telling of the story of the Armenian massacres of 1915 loses itself in its inability to tear itself away from the present day.

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Far From Heaven

By 11.12.02

More anti-1950s propaganda, along the lines of Pleasantville and American Beauty. Will movies a half century from now look back on our time with similar ridicule and scorn?

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Punch-Drunk Love

By 11.3.02

Paul Thomas Anderson may be brilliant, but he's not brilliant enough to direct Adam Sandler out of being Adam Sandler.