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By 8.7.02

Can Mel Gibson's loss of religious faith compete with aliens in the backyard and ten other plot lines?

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Full Frontal

By 8.6.02

Putting together the pieces of the puzzle is the only pleasure to be had from this new movie by Hollywood golden boy Steven Soderbergh.

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Austin Powers in Goldmember

By 7.30.02

Mike Myers has done it again. Will anyone outside of academe henceforth be able to look at the ''Swinging Sixties'' with a straight face?

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By 7.26.02

The problem isn't that a 40-year-old woman seduces a 15-year-old boy, it's that the seduction is not even considered morally problematical.

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K-19: The Widowmaker

By 7.23.02

Starring Harrison Ford, this submarine movie redeems itself with a portrayal of men doing their best to cope with a colossal military screw-up.

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Never Again

By 7.22.02

OK, so old people can be as sexually licentious as young and attractive ones. Does this mean that we want to watch them doing it?

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Road to Perdition

By 7.19.02

True, it's not as bad as American Beauty, Sam Mendes's earlier film, but it's still quite bad enough.

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Lovely and Amazing

By 7.2.02

A funny and well-observed chick-flick that, nevertheless, never quite gets us beyond the recognition that it’s hell being a woman.

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Mr. Deeds

By 7.1.02

Adam Sandler as the new Gary Cooper? If you can believe that, you might actually like this awful, unfunny movie.

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Minority Report

By 6.28.02

If you like this sort of Spielberg, this is the kind of Spielberg you will like.