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The Office: The Complete Second Season

January 19, 2003

 The Office: The Complete Second Season

Much to everyone’s surprise, the British comedy, The Office has taken the world by storm. Who could have guessed that a mockumentary on the day-to-day inner workings of a paper supply office would be a massive hit in its home country and a critical... 

Bad Education

January 18, 2003

 Bad Education

The film within a film scenario is given the colourful Almodovar treatment in this stylish, autobiographical noir masterwork. Moving and laced with delicious black humor this has given the great Spanish director his biggest every domestic box office opening... 

Roman Holiday Collectors Edition

January 15, 2003

 Roman Holiday Collectors Edition

The 1953 romantic classic, Roman Holiday, receives a dust off as it is released in Paramount’s ‘special collector’s edition’ series. The restoration process has really elevated this re-release, it looks great. There have been a... 

In America

January 13, 2003

 In America

Jim Sheridan has a reputation for making intense, character-driven dramas like In the Name of the Father (1993) and The Boxer (1997). His films also contain strong social and political messages (most notably the Irish struggle for independence from England)... 

Monty Python’s The Meaning Of Life

January 7, 2003

 Monty Python’s The Meaning Of Life

‘The Meaning of Life’, falling somewhere between sketch show and circus, marks the third incarnation of the classic Monty Python formula. Outrageous caricatures (they’re spot on), social satire, crudity, nudity, I wish I could say rudity;... 

Stray Dog

January 6, 2003

 Stray Dog

Akira Kurosawa made Stay Dog (1949) only a few years after World War II while Japan was still occupied by Allied forces. He used the genre trappings of a crime thriller to comment on the post-war conditions of his country. The Criterion Collection has... 

Paycheck

January 5, 2003

 Paycheck

Phillip K. Dick just doesn’t get any respect from Hollywood. With the exception of Blade Runner (1982), film producers and writers have butchered his fiction, rendering them unrecognizable by the time they hit the big screen. “We Can You Remember... 

Christmas with the Simpsons

January 1, 2003

 Christmas with the Simpsons

If you’ve one of those families that just can’t seem to get along, and treat every holiday reunion as a chance to inflict the most deplorable insults upon each other then maybe spending a Christmas with the Simpsons will seem like something... 

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